Hometown security

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The term hometown security was coined by Democratic Party Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich to contrast with the term homeland security, and the agency by that name created by Republicans.

No Democrat has yet had anything to do with running that agency, even in Congress (Republicans having full control of both House and Senate for the entire time that there has been a Department of Homeland Security).

Kucinich and others who employ the contrasting term seek to redefine domestic security and focus it on such domestic and local issues as the prevention of conditions that lead to street crime, more livable cities, and education including some civics as opposed to simple technical training for corporate or military jobs. See also Department of Peace, which is another similar Kucinich proposal.

The term seems to be a more localized domestic equivalent to the idea of human security.

See also: biosecurity, environmental security.