The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, June 28, 2008

You can't make this stuff up...

Via Instapundit, evidence that the bureaucratic hysteria is a contagious disease:

BECAUSE IT'S NOT AS IF WE NEED MORE ENERGY: U.S. Halts Solar Projects Over Environment Fears.

Okay: Nukes are out, coal is filthy, wind power destroys Ted Kennedy's view, and solar leads to "environment fears." Do they just want us all to freeze in the dark? Pretty much, I'd say . . . .

(Via Sonic Frog). Seems like this would be a good campaign issue for somebody . . . .

How to possibly put into descriptive words the sheer insanity of our malignant Federal Bureaucracy? How would you explain to your Grandchildren their plight, and what caused it to be that way: how would you tell them (so they would believe you) how it could have been so simple for Politicians to collectively hypnotize so many people into a belief that granting tyrannical, faceless, impervious, obtuse Federal bureaucrats more power over their lives was somehow a "good" thing? Good luck explaining that one.

Many have spoken of the evils of Government over the years, but somehow even quotes which stand the test of time do not do justice to the staggering incompetence and lust for power that governmental "authority" engenders:
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
--Milton Friedman

Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
--H. L. Mencken

So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
--Winston Churchill
DiscerningTexan, 6/28/2008 09:09:00 PM |