We all know that the federal government wastes money.
Obama and his federal bureaucracies took to heart the idea that any taxpayer money that arrives at their doorstep belongs to them, and that they can do whatever they want with the funds.
Unfortunately, a good portion of Obama staffers still work inside the D.C. swamp, and they are still trying to drag down this new Trump administration with wasteful spending on frivolous studies.
Case in point: the State Department is looking to award a non-profit group $600,000 of our money to study the gender and masculinity of men and boys.
From The Free Beacon:
The State Department announced a new $600,000 taxpayer-funded study that suggests “ideals of masculinity” in Kenya are contributing to terrorism.
The department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism is seeking a nonprofit group to “explore gender identities of boys and men in Kenya.” The grant proposal states that men being “tough, heterosexual, aggressive, unemotional, and achieving” can make them vulnerable to joining Islamic extremist groups.
“Gender is increasingly recognized as an essential aspect to understanding and countering violent extremism throughout the world,” the State Department said. “To date, research and interventions on gender in Kenya have predominantly focused on the role of women and girls in violent extremism. However, men and boys are disproportionately recruited by and join terrorist groups and carry out terrorist operations. In Kenya, there currently exists no CVE [countering violent extremism] programming dedicated to the role of gender of boys and men and vulnerability to violent extremism.”
First of all, why is it our prerogative to get involved with the country of Kenya? We should only get involved when they ask for our assistance to fight against Islamic terrorism. That is what good allies do for each other, they arrive when they are wanted.
Secondly, why are we wasting money on a study that makes zero sense? We all know that radical Islam degrades women and brainwashes men and boys to fight for their cause. The issue has nothing to do with gender. The issue is that Islamic terrorism is a threat to all of society and that is what need to be studied – how to fight them and end their reign of terror in the Middle East.
Third, the federal government has no business using taxpayer money for studies. In fact, from the birth of our nation to the early 1910’s, there was no such thing as using taxpayer money to fully fund large bureaucratic departments. It was thanks to President Wilson, who determined that creating the administrative state was the only proper way to use taxpayers’ funds. Unfortunately, this has completely blown up in our faces.
So now, we have bureaucrats gladly taking our money and paying for studies that have already been answered.
What we can hope for is that President Trump has 7 more years to really crack down on this nonsense and kick these Obama holdovers out of Washington. The sooner the better.
Source: Free Beacon