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1 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jul 9, 2011 6:29:20pm

I forget who posted the following…

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water supply. After that, I turned the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined what the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After work, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to a house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

I then log onto the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the Government can’t do anything right.

2 EiMitch  Sat, Jul 9, 2011 7:03:40pm

You can find examples of government corruption and/or incompetence, just as you can find such examples in any kind of organization. Its human nature at work.

If you want to look for groups that are statistically more corrupt and incompetent than average, you should try the executives of large corporations. Or congressmen. Or any other group that is powerful enough to never bear the consequences of their actions.

Its naive to complain about how you can’t trust one of these groups, only to run straight into the arms of another. This is the fundamental mistake libertarians have made. “We can’t trust the government. Therefore, corporations are our saviors.”

Of course, the far left had also made that mistake. “You can’t trust corporations. Therefore, the government is our savior.”

So, what then is the solution? How about non-human organizations? We need alien invaders, or sky-net, or…

Oh, wait… I guess we’re screwed.


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