Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Government: A proper view

Speaking to a group of recent college graduates, President Obama made this plea for Leviathan:

“Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

My, how things can suddenly change.

Today, we learned that this same benevolent overseer Obama implores us to embrace acted in ways that cast his view in serious doubt.

·         The Internal Revenue Service, over a yet unknown period of time, intimidated and bullied – behavior that bordered on criminal, several conservative and Tea Party activists groups.

·         The Justice Department secretly sought and collected two months’ worth of phone records for several Associated Press reporters for a yet to be disclosed investigation. 

Any rightful and informed view of big brother ought to dissuade just about everyone that power, even in the hands of angels, can be trusted.

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