The U.S. Government is Run by Liars, Like Their Drones Federal Employees Will Crash
By: Gary North
Dec 27, 2011
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.
Let us not identify inaccurately the source of the foolishness.
If people who run the government learned that, every time they did what looks like an utterly foolish thing, their department’s budget were cut by (say) 2%, and yet they kept doing similar things, then they could reasonably be classified as fools. But this is not what happens. Every agency always has its budget increased in the next fiscal year. Also, only rarely does a liar who is caught in a whopper get fired. I would say “never,” but neither I nor anyone else can follow the number of official lies in Washington in one day, let alone an entire fiscal year. So, I will just say “rarely.”