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12 February 2013 @ 09:04 am
In case there's any doubt as to why I'm a Libertarian...  

... allow me to quote this fine US government employee: "We’re the federal government. We can do what we want, when we want, and there’s nothing you can do about it."

Okay, seriously, people. Do you honestly believe the United States Department of Education needs a frikkin' SWAT team to collect overdue college loans?

We keep putting these people in charge, simply because they belong to the team... sorry, party... that we support, without giving the slightest rat's ass as to what they actually think or believe. We don't care, as long as those bastard Republicans/Democrats lose and WE win. That's all that counts.

What the hell is wrong with us? Discuss.

Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: Taps? Too soon?
Robyn Goodfellow: gnomerobyngoodfellow on February 12th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
That is horrible, and makes me glad I don't live in your country. Not that my government is at all perfect.

It's really sad that these agencies feel justified in using this much force for non-violent situations. Unpasturized Milk sold by Amish people is not a situation that even hints at the need for deadly force.
thudpucker: Political-Vote Libertarian-iconsnthingsthudpucker on February 12th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)

It's not the first time, and it won't be the last.

Remember the old story about putting a frog in boiling water, and he immediately tries to jump out; but if you put him in cool water and slowly turn up the heat, he'll sit there and let himself be boiled to death?

Sigh. I don't even like frog soup...

Robyn Goodfellow: facepalmrobyngoodfellow on February 12th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
I have heard the frog story. And you're right, it seems appropriate to the situation.

Frittersfritters on February 12th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm going to go throw up now.

Surprised you didn't post this on fb?
thudpucker: Misc-Perfect icon I didn't save-cheloyathudpucker on February 12th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)

Wait... I remember FaceBook. Isn't that the place people go when they need to post kitten photos?

Fritters: TT Raven Ehhhrrr by ellonwyefritters on February 12th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Or when they want to argue about politics and society.
thudpucker: AF-Gomez ?-masquerade_artsthudpucker on February 12th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)

I thought that was supposed to be twitter...

Frittersfritters on February 12th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
Twitter is too short to argue well.
thudpucker: Animaniacs-Rimshot-logicandchaosthudpucker on February 13th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)

Twitter is too short to argue well.

So is Tom Cruise. See icon.

petrusplancius: toad2petrusplancius on February 12th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Such people could be very useful if people don't pay their fines for overdue library books.
thudpucker: SGA-Rodney DO NOT WANT-stargaterthudpucker on February 12th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)

Oh, dear Lord, don't give them any more ideas!

jordan179jordan179 on February 13th, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
The primary problem is the criminalization of victimless actions such as drug abuse. This forces the police into a hostile relationship with the community, whereas the vast majority of honest citizens would otherwise be their allies, because this criminalization makes otherwise honest citizens into technical criminals.

A secondary problem is that the officers who commit these crimes do so under the shield of their office. We need to establish a law that an officer who acts in a manner exceeding his authority in such a fashion is not shielded from personal criminal or civil liability for any actions taken which exceed it.
(Anonymous) on March 10th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Test, just a test
Hello. And Bye.