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March 11, 2014
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Letter: Homeland Security: most misguided public agency?

Writer’s choice for Hitler Award

It’s time for the third annual Adolf Hitler award for the most misguided public agency. This is a tough contest; there were so many deserving agencies for 2013.

How about the U.S.Forest Service? No, the honorable ones are finally getting tired of being ruled by bad science invoked by well-paid lawyers with no stake in the result.

Or what about the latest Bureau of Land Management plan to take over management of all the sagebrush areas of the entire west for a grouse proven to prefer privately managed lands? No; while both of those agencies are doing their best to destroy the economies of the west, we have one working nationwide to wreck our liberties.

Homeland Security must be our pick for 2013. They happily churn out new rules and regulations that have helped us drop from the land of the free to 10th for individual freedom, as rated by international accounts. To add insult to injury, they demand that the states pay for these brainstorms. I have not found any honest estimate of the totals — they aren’t paying, so they don’t care. The latest guess from Salem is that the cost is between $10 million and $50 million for Oregon alone.

Adolph Hitler would be proud.

Terry Stafford


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