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Time to Reinvent Our Government (again)? | | Conscious Bridge
Got to thinking today after seeing another email from Marianne Williamson. Her latest note was about creating a cabinet level Department of Childhood and Youth. The content of her note was not what got me thinking....afterall, being a long time Fed, I know that a large part of the roles of both the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services are focused on childhood and youth. Instead, my thoughts went to the question in my mind about whether or not our Executive Branch Departments were named appropriately for the 21st century. After all there is great power in names, they frequently serve as shorthand in our consciousness for the purpose and intention of the thing we are talking about. And, there is nothing sacrosanct about the department names....departments have come and gone through our history...and names have been changed as appropriate. Consider that our military was under the "Department of War" until 1949 when it became the "Department of