This government shutdown gives us just a little glimpse into the basement under Washington D.C.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Most attribute the quote to George Washington, although that remains questionable. But whether the first president uttered those words or not, they stand no less true.
Sometimes when I talk about tyranny, or the danger of centralized power, people accuse me of hyperbole. Honestly, sometimes it is. But any honest study of history reveals that centralized governments rarely “care” for the people they lord over. They become self-serving institutions detached from the people, obsessed with maintaining their power and extending their authority.
The so-called government shut down cracks the door just a tad and allows us to peek into the dark basement below Washington D.C. I find what I see chilling.
The U.S. government is a bully.
Since the government partially closed last week, we’ve caught glimpses of this petty “I’ll show you mentality.”
The feds shut down websites.Details