“It might help getting our minds around what is so wrong in America today by thinking about the local police force. It’s not hard to understand that the job of the police is to protect lives and property. Suppose we decided to broaden their mandate. Suppose each municipality decided that the job of the police was not just protection but to make every community more fair and just and to improve the quality of life. To do this, we’d have to let them decide what is fair and just and give them authority to implement their sense of these things. They could force families they thought had too much money, or who earned their money in a way they thought unfair, to turn some of their resources over to others who the police concluded more deserving. Or, if they happened to hear parents yelling at their child, they could enter the house and instruct them how they should be raising their children. It seems pretty absurd. But it’s exactly what is going on in Washington to make things such a mess. The very entity — our government — that is supposedly there to protect us now has incredibly wide latitude to invade our lives and property.” Read more.
“Federal Reserve’s Politicization Is Dangerous”
The San Francisco Examiner, May 1, 2010.
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