Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The End of Gummint Liceity

Vox pens a nice summary here.  (He doesn't mention it, but the ruling cited below is another part of the End of Liceity of which he speaks.  The local echo is DA Chisholm's persecution of conservatives.)


At a tax symposium at Pepperdine Law School last week, former IRS chief counsel Donald Korb was asked, "On a scale of 1-10 ... how damaging is the current IRS scandal?"

His answer: 9.5. Other tax experts on the panel called it "awful," and said that it has done "tremendous damage."

I think that's right. And I think that the damage extends well beyond the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, I think that the government agency suffering the most damage isn't the IRS, but the National Security Agency. Because the NSA, even more than the IRS, depends on public trust. And now that the IRS has been revealed to be a political weapon, it's much harder for people to have faith in the NSA
.  --quoting Glenn Reynolds/USA Today

What are the results of this perfidy?

This is why the American people are arming at a rate that has never been seen before. They are not afraid of crime. They are afraid of their government. On some inarticulate level of consciousness, they are aware of this: an unreasonable, ineloquent master who knows only the use of intimidation and force is bound to resort to the latter when the former fails.

It's only a matter of time before some minor spark sets off a conflagration.  And it could well happen in Milwaukee County, where the Chisholm/Landgraf Stasi is NOT all that popular.


Anonymous said...

Reading these prophesies are like reading Denninger's yearly predictions. Wrong about everything, all of the time. I think both you guys have predicted 24 of the last zero revolutions.

Nick Gertz said...

All it takes is one to blow your fat fucking fool head off, Anonymous. Look forward to that day when you wind up in a mass grave.