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I have wondered a time or two why the government is designed the way it is.  That is, not as the Constitution says, but with bureaucracies desire.  After all, if all the congress critters decided, the agencies would disappear.  This article explains it.  It even expresses the possibility that congress critters are set up with some seductive female for the express purpose of having that interaction in reserve in case the congress critter strays off the reservation.  Incredible.  It makes sense, of course, in a sordid way, though.
This keeps the bureaucracies in full control of those theoretically under whom they operate.  This means that the real power has no oversight and no recourse by the voter.  Definitely not the government bequeathed to us by our founders.

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http://raisedonhoecakes.com/ROH/reversing-regulations-takes-time-too-much-time/

I like the idea of sunset regulations.  How about sunset bureaucracies?  In coordination with that idea, I would suggest that we eliminate any retirement associated with bureaucratic institutions or elected positions.  Any retirement needs to come from the private sector.  Period.  The only exception I would me here is for the military as they are actually putting their lives on the line for the rest of the country.  That act needs to be compensated.  Bureaucrats aren’t placing their lives on the line, at all, any time.  Ditto for elected officials who vote for themselves golden parachutes and exemptions from every regulation they foist on the rest of us.  All of those actions show a mentality of “we’re not you.”  Removing those trappings can only help.

Lone Ranger and Superman and Batman shows of years gone by (ignore the new ones) each tried to establish the law as the ultimate desire of a civilized society.  Everyone was equal in the eyes of the law and justice would be done.  That was then.  When OJ walked, and no charges have been filed against Hildabeast, John Kerry was not charged with treason and lying to congress and Jane Fonda was not charged with treason, it is readily apparent that justice isn’t at work in this country any more.  Also, consider other stories like the man who slammed on his brakes, tried to lecture the young teen – now has to file for life as a sex offender.   (note the first comment)  It’s becoming readily apparent that true justice isn’t being done.  The desire for “civilized” society will only be met if the government appropriately does its job – which it has spectacularly not been doing.  The result is that this society will revert to where we were before the push for “justice”.  Read here.   (Not for the squeamish of imagination)

Interesting pairing of the locations of violence with Hillary wins.  I used to work in a mental health facility.  I had a clinic room and would treat and provide medications to the residents.  A visitor came and described another facility at which he worked.  The clinic room had three cinder-block walls and one with drywall.  The residents would come in, start to “go off” and head to punch the wall.  They would survey the cinder-block and then go to the drywall and punch there.  The visitor’s assessment was “they are crazy, not stupid.”  These protestors are in a similar vein.  They are performing in a “safe neighborhood.”  Maybe the conservatives should consider the voting patterns of an area before scheduling a speech.

This link describes poor policy executed.  I have no more words at this point.  Excerpt:

Furthermore, for historical and cultural reasons, Russians are much more concerned by the initiation of any incident which could lead to all-out war than the Americans who always fight their wars in somebody else’s country. This might seem paradoxical, but the Russians fear war but they are ready for it. In contrast to the Russians, the Americans don’t fear war, but neither are they ready for it.

This analysis really describes the cesspool in Washington.  If we want the swamp drained, this gives a good starting point that no one wants to touch.  I’m going farther and will say that the entire system is fighting against correcting this behavior.  The last sentence says it well.  This is Orwell’s 1984 performed on a candidate during an election.  If not stopped, it will engulf all of us.

Dilbert

Bottom line – information is power.  The more information an entity has on you, the more power they have over you.  That’s why Google and the federal government are so fearsome.  That’s also why I answer the census with number of individuals in the house only.  It’s a feeble attempt, I know, but at least it forces the federal government to ask Google for the information.  (they already are; one example)

Note that the winner of the war writes the history of it.  In this case, it is good that some actual information has managed to seep through the cracks.  It is troubling to note how similar the circumstances are to what is being done now – by the media and other groups.  The original Constitution was dealt a death blow by the war of northern aggression.  Now, the left is trying to finish off any hint that remains.

Read here.

Just a hint:

Gradual emancipation would have allowed the economy and labor system of the South to gradually adjust to a free paid labor system without economic collapse. Furthermore, since the New England States were responsible for the development of slavery in America, Southerners saw the morality claims by the North as blatant hypocrisy. The first state to legalize slavery had been Massachusetts in 1641 and this law was directed primarily at Indians. In colonial times the economic infrastructure of the port cities of the North was dependent upon the slave trade. The first slave ship in America, “THE DESIRE”, was fitted out in Marblehead, Massachusetts…

This political cause ties in to the above listed efforts by New England Industrialists. Beginning about 1830 the Northern Newspapers began to slander the South. The Industrialists used this tool to indoctrinate the common people of the North. They used slavery as a scapegoat and brought the morality claim up to a feverish pitch. Southerners became tired of reading in the Northern Newspapers about what bad and evil people they were just because their neighbor down the road had a few slaves.

Siblinginbox and I were talking on a close subject recently and the observation was made that a law passed could be repealed.  The only way to permanently destroy something with no recourse was war.  Post the war, the victor chooses the new rules and there is no return to historical norms.

Remember that we who work and have taxes taken from us by force are the ones paying for this lazy individual.  I want a refund.  Don’t forget, we will still be paying this individual until the day he dies.  I’m all for removing pensions from government jobs.  This goes double for elected positions.  They can save and invest for a retirement just like the working folk who are taxed to support them.  It’s way past time to make this change.

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