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  •  Old bureacracies can really only be (0+ / 0-)

    destroyed through attrition. The best way to do it is simply to create a new bureacracy from scratch which supersedes the old one in the areas where it is most important. Then you nurture this "new growth" and let the old one stagnate. It is important not to mingle (e.g. transfer personnel). For instance, the whole point of the DEA was to create a police bureacracy that Nixon could control (because the executive had lost control of the FBI). Then all crime was reframed as drug crime, a "heroin epidemic" was declared, and the new agency takes over. It also gives the executive who controls the new agency the opportunity to use it for political purposes, such as Nixon wanting the DEA to dig up dirt on political opponents.

    There is much more to this issue in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security than meets the eye. That sucker is an evil creation of Bush, and it needs to be turned off the minute he leaves office.

    "...few exercises of judicial power are[...]as necessary as the responsibility to hear challenges to the authority[...]to imprison a person," Some Patriots

    by phaktor on Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 09:47:12 PM PDT

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