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February 24, 2013

"Government came like a dust storm"

of fine choking powder, making its way into everything. You could no longer build a shed without a half-dozen permits and inspections. You couldn’t swim without a lifeguard, couldn’t use your canoe without Coast-Guard approved flotation devices and a card saying that you had taken an approved course in how to canoe. Cops proliferated with speed traps. The government began spying on email, requiring licenses and permits for everything, and deciding what could and could not be taught to one’s children, who one had to associate with, and what one could think about what or, more usually, whom. -- Fred On Everything

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 24, 2013 12:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I blame it all on Obama because everything bad that happened with government started the day he took office.

Posted by: Todd E. Oh at February 24, 2013 1:04 PM

Obama is a symptom. Way, way too ineffectual to be a proximal cause, old boy.

Small. In all ways.

Posted by: TmjUtah at February 24, 2013 2:46 PM

A community organizer with no soul but with a programed narrative available 24/7.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at February 24, 2013 3:46 PM

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