I understand the logic of those who support an expansive, activist government. I simply don’t accept the implied premise that somehow the United States is uniquely positioned to avoid the pitfalls of creating an expansive, activist government.
As much as we might wish it were otherwise, the human beings occupying positions of power in our government are just like all other human beings, as illustrated by the recent problems in the FBI. (via CNN).
As one writer puts it, “An internal disciplinary report from last fall shows that our fearless G-men (and women) have been busy sending each other pictures of their junk and using their surveillance skills to bug their supervisors’ offices. So you can definitely trust them with all of that extra spying power they’ve been gathering.”
The sarcasm is strong with this one.