“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Anyone have any suggestions on anything the Pentagon has got right in the past 50 years?
The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday the Department of Health and Human Services has requested the use of three military installations in Texas to house some of the thousands of unaccompanied migrant children now overwhelming other federal government facilities.
The Defense Department has twice loaned facilities to HHS to house migrant children under both the Obama and Trump administrations. In early March, the Pentagon confirmed HHS had conducted a site visit to Fort Lee in Virginia but made no decision about whether to use the facility or not. Now, DOD has been asked to allow the use of barracks and land at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base, and Fort Bliss, all in Texas.