The Department of Peace, Love and Understanding

UPDATE: Needless to say, there is a great deal of blogospheric backwash on this…umm, situation. Do read Right Wing Nuthouse for an even better takedown. For example, he suggests Al Sharpton for the Department of Free Speech.

He also seems to think these people are on drugs. I think they ought to get off the street variety and find a good psychiatric pharmacologist before they do any more damage with their random slams into the American body politic.

Beyond the fringe, beyond the pale, and beyond rational thinking into some new realm of being.

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This is not a left-over April Fool’s joke. It’s for real, though I’m still having a hard time believing that anyone would seriously propose for legislation a piece of folderol that reads like a bad Hollywood script.

Charlottesvillain’s post from last week alerted me to this newest stupidity concocted by the Democrats in the House of Representatives. It’s hard to know whether to laugh or to cry at the sheer ignorance of history and humanity these lotus eaters display.

They must dream up new legislation by reading old John Lennon lyrics and smoking peace pipes. They’re smoking something, that’s for sure – and they’re using flames from the burning Constitution to puff on their corn cobs.

Get this:

H.R. 808: Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act

HR 808 IH


1st Session

H. R. 808

To establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence.


February 5, 2007

Mr. KUCINICH (for himself, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. ANDREWS, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. CORRINE BROWN of Florida, Ms. CARSON, Mr. CLAY, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. FARR, Mr. FILNER, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. GRIJALVA, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. HOLT, Mr. HONDA, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Ms. KAPTUR, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Ms. LEE, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. MEEKS of New York, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. NADLER, Ms. NORTON, Mr. PAYNE, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ROTHMAN, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SHERMAN, Mrs. TAUSCHER, Mr. TOWNS, Ms. WATERS, Ms. WATSON, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. WU, and Mr. WYNN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.



To establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence.

Yep. A cabinet level position, no less, with hundreds of minions to carry out the further undermining of our country. These people must be on drugs…or are burnt-out cases from their adolescence – a mindset they seem to have carried into adulthood and are now trying to foist on an already overburdened citizenry.

Can you imagine what this devil’s spawn will end up costing us in the way of funding. Don’t we have enough malignant federal governmental micromanagement in our lives?
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Charlottesvillain has actually drilled down to some of the slimier levels and has come up for air to let us know how really bad this stuff is:

If I recall correctly, this was a plank in the platform of the ill fated Kucinich Presidential campaign of 2004. With the Democrats now in control of the legislature, they are moving ahead.


For those looking for a distillation, imagine a governmental agency responsible for advising on non-confrontational foreign policy options, establishing and enforcing new gun control measures, designing school curriculum, establishing and enforcing new legislation governing “hate crimes” and violence against animals, and my favorite, establishing a “Peace Academy,” a four-year institution of higher learning modeled on our service academies. (Wait, doesn’t the Ivy League already have like six of those?)

I wonder if they consulted with Cindy Sheehan on this idea? It sounds like one of her rants. Or maybe they did it in consultation with CAIR and Tehran. Those guys must be doubled over laughing.

If you have the bad luck to live in a blue district, I suggest that you contact your representative on this piece of sedition. And if you have the true misfortune to be represented by one of the sponsors of the bill (see above), send emails, call on the phone, and alert whatever knowledgeable friends you have about this cockamamie idea.

This is so Wilsonian even Woodrow would cringe at the idea. Our constitution is being eroded methodically by the most ignorant and unwise group of politicians to come down the pike since the League of Nations.

12 thoughts on “The Department of Peace, Love and Understanding

  1. So, the hippies show their hand and radical marxism makes a play for permanent US governance. If it is not an eloborate joke.

    Minor problem that it treads on the toes of almost every single other department 🙂

    (b) Domestic Responsibilities- The Secretary shall–
    (3) develop new policies and incorporate existing policies regarding crime, punishment, and rehabilitation

    Ah! Can you spell hate crimes?

    (11) promote racial, religious, and ethnic tolerance;
    Together with the previous we can have hate thought crimes. A criminal offense of “racism” for instance.

    (4) provide for exchanges between the United States and other nations of individuals who endeavor to develop domestic and international peace-based initiatives;
    Palestinians? Moonies?

    (6) administer the training of civilian peacekeepers who participate in multinational nonviolent police forces and support civilian police who participate in peacekeeping;
    That is extremely dumb, but it is damn fine way to get a whole lot of hippies killed though. Imagine, a whole corps of Norman Kembers.

    The Secretary shall–

    (1) develop a peace education curriculum, which shall include studies of–

    (A) the civil rights movement

    Permanent institution of blantantly marxist education. Not even trying to hide it. 1969 4 ever.

    (3) advocate the creation of a multinational nonviolent peace force;
    Which do like what? Sing “Imagine” to the Taliban? That is so stoopid, not even the UN will try it.

    Is this for real? They cannot be serious. Its to dumb to even be a publicity stunt for ageing hippes. No country in Europe, not NuLabor Britain, not Sweden, not neoCommie Spain has got such wierd legislation.

  2. We have MiniTrue (the mainstream media), we have MiniLuv (“human rights” organizations and Marxist “solidarity groups”), and now we have MiniPax.

    At the very least, George Orwell should be conferred the title of Honorary Prophet.

  3. There needs to be someone smarter and richer than I to file a complaint and have a warrant for sedition issued. It will probably have to go through the DoJ which doesn’t bode well.


  4. Come on gang, how about a rousing chorus of “kumbaya”? Followed by what I call the stupidest song ever written, “Imagine”.

    Gack. All I can say is that I hope this is one of those bills that’s intended to make a point, and not actually expected to get anywhere, like when the idiot Conyers oroposed making desecration of the koran be made illegal.

    Oh, and look who’s a sponsor of this one. Surprise, surprise.

    Between this, “president” Pelosi, and Bush’s attempts to crack down on- whatever- I’m getting really scared, and angry.

  5. Irenology I believe is a term to describe a formal, maybe scientific, study of the whys and wherefores of peace; making a science of peace or the logic of peace.

    I picked up such a book from my hippie days. I may still have it somewhere in some box of books just for the sake of having an archive of historical curiosities from that time.

  6. This be some very scary stuff…

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe thinks
    you can never tax too much

    create more government jobs
    let fiefdoms keep growing

  7. Department of Pacifism would be more accurate.

    Aside from the tentacles this beast of absurd legislation would spawn into many government departments, this slime would seep into our very schools and homes as well.

    This is just plain crazy. I’m like so sure we could have prevented 9/11 by just “giving peace a chance.”

    Gewwww. Who are the idiots who elected these idiots? Oh, I forgot.


    — Cincinnatus

  8. Dymphna

    I thought one of the roles of the Defense Department was to promote peace by making it understood that attacking us and our friends is not a good idea,

    Why do we need another Department to do the same thing?

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