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The Heavy Burden of Government

chronic_relatiivism Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 7:36 AM
Bureaucracies are like the ring of Sauron, sometime the only way to destroy it, it to cast it into the fires of Mount Doom, the pit of hell from whence it came. The burden of carrying the financial, physical, and emotional weight is too much to bear, no financial wizards can destroy it, no elves, warriors, as even the poor little hobbits who bare the burden most, are unable to bare it for very long, without it destroying them. We must ask Frodo MiddleClass to cast it away.
RINO Detector Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 3:39 PM
Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor . . .
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 10:04 AM
The Gollums of the dependent gimme class keep saying "But we wants it, my precioussssss..."

Meanwhile Suruman solemnly discourses on how the Ring & alliance with Sauron could bring Rule and Order...

In my hometown, everyone is required to have a landline telephone so local officials can reach us with a reverse 911 call.

It's a nice idea, but it doesn't work. In my family, we never use the landline. We talk on cellphones. Occasionally, telemarketers call. So do people looking for someone named "Danny," but we no longer answer. So, if a call came from our local government, we'd never hear their message. But when you're building a house and need to pass inspection, it's easier to put in the phone than fight city hall.

Overall, 68 percent of Americans...