The U.S. Government is Run by Liars, Like Their Drones Federal Employees Will CrashSubmitted by northstar on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 14:50
The U.S. government is run by liars. Every civil government is run by liars. This is the nature of civil government. We may hope for incompetent liars. We may hope for little white liars. But to hope for a civil government run by truth-tellers is utopian.
Second, the U.S. government routinely violates laws. It routinely violates decency. But it would be an exaggeration to say that it is run by fools. On the contrary, it is run by self-interested bureaucrats who fully understand that American voters are the fools, not the bureaucrats.
Ron Paul campaigns on cutting the government's budget. Everyone who resents the federal government's intrusion into his life senses an ally in Ron Paul. This is why he gets a hearing on the Internet. But he faces this challenge: everyone also sees himself as benefitting from some federal program that Paul will cut, and who says he will cut. The pain of facing such a cut outweighs the commitment to cutting across the board.
Those who agree with Ike's call to cut the military find themselves with no other choice except Paul. He is the first nationally known candidate in 70 years to campaign on this platform: "national defense, not war." But the public does not agree. The media know this. So, they say he cannot be elected.