I find this information about DHS incompetence to be stunningly good news… and horribly bad news.
It’s great news, because DHS is an abysmal idea, which can be handled by other law enforcement departments and agencies–that in many cases have more accountability to the People
It’s terrible news, in that it means the percentage of sociopaths in DHS is rising, as the sane and sober few leave. Sociopaths, drunk with the power their position affords them, will drive the agency into the dark side with greater speed.
From the Washington Post: “Top-level turnover makes it harder for DHS to stay on top of evolving threats.”
An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting the agency’s ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist strikes and cyberattacks, according to interviews with current and former officials.
Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database.
The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top dollar that have proliferated in Washington since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The department’s terrorism intelligence arm, for example, has cycled through six directors during the Obama administration, decimating morale and contributing to months-long delays in releasing intelligence reports, according to interviews and government reports.
With the country facing a crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border in recent months, the pair of DHS agencies responsible for tackling this problem have been hindered by turnover of top officials. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for instance, has had six commissioners under President Obama, four of them in a caretaker role because they were not confirmed by the Senate.
Congress needs to simply pull the plug on DHS, now. Completely. It was a stupid idea, born out of raging, irrational elite fears in the wake of the 9-11 attacks, and has been a colossal waste of money, and has brought untold abuse to Constitutional freedoms. Kill DHS, now!