We have increasingly been becoming under rule by bureaucrat at all levels of everything.
Ace links a New Republic article by Larry McMurtry, I haven’t actually read it (That would void my moron membership I think), but that’s not the point.
And we shouldn’t be doing that in America. This is not Germany; we have rules because we need rules. We do not have rules just because we love the rules themselves, and we love inflicting them on people. (bold underline Me V)
No, we are ruled by bureaucrats who are themselves advised and coerced by lawyers so the rules are the point. They’re the do all and be all of our masters’ existence.
If you don’t follow the rules, well, that’s a bureaucrats worst nightmare and a lawyers wet dream.
So the rules are the point anymore. Zero tolerance at schools is one example.
If there’s one thing a bureaucrat loves to do, it’s shove the rules down your throat.
I left the Patent Office because where I worked was all bureaucrats with a relatively large percentage of lawyers.
I couldn’t take it another day. It was the hardest thing I could do to get up and go to work.
I got in more trouble for not checking a box that was supposed to be checked than for making a mistake.
That mindset is how the gov’t can take your stuff if you haven’t done anything, some bureaucrat has some boxes to check and if you lose your business in the process? Well, you shouldn’t have come to his notice.
I’m am so rooting for an asteroid.