In some recent polling data, most Americans expressed a negative view of the federal government, with many of them in another poll saying it poses an “immediate threat to citizens.”
That probably sounds extreme to some people, but this story about IRS abuse should be enough to convince any normal person the the federal government is despicable.
For another example, let’s look at a case involving the thugs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Reason TV video provides the background.
This is a horrifying video to watch. Anybody with a shred of decency should be outraged.
Fortunately, all nine Supreme Court Justices sided with the property owners. I don’t know if they were outraged, but they made the right legal decision. The Wall Street Journal opined about the outcome.
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