A Modern Day Nuremberg Law

Uncommon Sense Radio
Sep, 2002

The California Assembly passed a law requiring employers to catalog and register their employees according to their ethnic group.


 

Berkeley’s Expanded Jurisidiction: Outer Space

Uncommon Sense Radio
Sep, 2002

A Berkeley city resolution states that the space above their city is now a space-based weapons-free zone. You’ve been warned.


 

Hurricane Katrina and Government Bureaucracy

High Hopes, Low Expectations

American Association of American Voters
Oct, 2005

If nothing else, hurricane Katrina reaffirmed something many of us already know. Government bureaucracies are slow inefficient entities–even on a good day. On a bad day, as we’ve recently seen, government can be much worse. The stories of delayed evacuation, slow rescue response, and inadequate relief are many, and unnecessary to rehash.

There is one thing however, that deserves another look. What exactly should we demand from our government? And what can we realistically expect? If New Orleans is any kind of reliable gauge, expectations were much greater than what was delivered. Immediately following the disaster, a deluge of criticism inundated the Bush administration with accusations that it didn’t do enough to aid the hurricane victims. In the minds of many, the government fell woefully short.

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Border Security, Perpetuating Incompetence

The Liability of Results

American Association of American Voters
May, 2005

Volunteerism in America is supposed to be a good thing. But when U.S. civilian volunteers calling themselves the Minutemen started patrolling a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, they managed to ruffle a few feathers in the process. Given the outstanding initial success of the Minutemen’s efforts, it’s easy to understand why a few people would get rubbed the wrong way.

Just imagine how you’d feel if someone showed up at your place of work and started doing your job. And to add to the insult, they did it better than you and for no pay. You might get pretty irate over something like that.

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