Changing of the Guard
When Congress changes hands — from Republicans in control to Democrats — one can expect a dramatic shift in the agenda related to Homeland security, right? The talking points are likely to shift from “war on terrorism” to “preserving privacy” … From “Let’s build a wall across the Mexican border” to “Do we have the money?”
Notably, with the Congress dominated by Democrats who are ideologically at odds with the strong-willed Republican President, can we expect less overall “productivity” from our government? Can we expect even more politicking and less problem-solving than the grim levels we have all unfortunately become accustomed to?
Allow me to point out the obvious: A shift in the rhetoric in Washington does not reflect a change in the nature of the security threats facing our nation. The problem is: To what extent does it interfere with our ability to respond to those threats?
Our government has not so far demonstrated an impressive aptitude for dealing with security issues. Are we now to expect even less? How scary is that?