To establish a Department of Peace.
As with many of the pieces of crap that float through our Parliament, I have to wonder: "don't these people in government have anything better to do with their time?"
At this rate, next up will be a Bill to create a Department of Love, and a Department of Truth. Yikes.
Your humble Devil is going to retreat back behind the looking-glass, methinks...
UPDATE: Bella has a far more in-depth and amusing look at the whole thing.
If I force my brain through massive self-deception to ignore the heavy, in fact wholly unsubtle, Orwellian connotations of this bill—and even if I approach the idea of ‘peacemaking’ as a worthwhile endeavour on a federal scale—still I can see and hear nothing but (a) the laughter of the rest of the world as life imitates art, and (b) the ever-higher-licking flames of yet more piles of dollars burning on the altar of government expansion.
I mean, a new Cabinet department? Is Dennis on crack? Look what happened that last time we allowed that! Or am I wrong in thinking that the department of Homeland Security has not been a staggering success?
Go and read the rest. Especially because the whole thing gets, if possible, even more sinister—encompassing the now near-obligatory state slavery option (I assume that's ticked by default these days)...