The Ministry of Peace

It seems that the Ministry of Peace may become a real thing:

House Democrats led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation that would create a federal Department of Peacebuilding, which would be tasked with everything from finding ways to scale back U.S. military actions to ending bullying at schools.

Under her bill, H.R. 808, the new department would be led by a Cabinet-level Secretary of Peacebuilding, who would have a seat on the National Security Council. The department would be “dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace.”

I find it ironic that an entity that accomplishes everything it does with the threat or use of violence is going to pursue peace building. I’m sure it will be just as successful at building peace as is has been in balancing its budget.