Your government at work

This from the Washington Times this morning:

U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned.

The same government who pays farmers not to grow crops is now paying border patrol agents not to arrest illegals. At least they’re consistent.

Government is a universe in and of itself. It expands, usually with imprudent omnipotence; contracts, albeit begrudgingly, not to mention very rarely; and there is a moon orbiting Ted Kennedy, most visible in the autumn night sky when you gaze low in the southeast toward Au Bar. This is a universe that is also governed mostly by attorneys, a breed of leader that, when told “the hour is upon us,” first makes sure that the hour is billable.

A universe run by attorneys and judges is going to be bass-akwards, to be sure. Up is down, black is white, and fat is– not quite as fat. Being comprised mostly of attorneys means our government also doesn’t like to lose, either wars to foreign nations, or to domestic competition. This is where the Minuteman project has chapped the rump of Uncle Sam, and something must be done about them.

Expect the same thing to happen when and if Social Security is privatized, and especially if it is proven it can work. The number of old-school bureaucratic saboteurs from Washington heading from DC to Wall Street bent on destruction of the market will outnumber the citizenry of Manhattan.

Author: Doug Powers

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