WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST GOVERNMENT
by JOSEPH FARAH
Too many Americans are too trusting in government.
They think government is there to serve them, when it is often the least efficient, least accountable and most incompetent mechanism to do so.
Let me give you just one recent example.
What would you say about a private company that allowed hackers access to 3.6 million Social Security numbers, 387,000 credit and debit card numbers, names and addresses, business taxpayer identification numbers and tax filing information?
You’d probably say that company should be fined millions of dollars.
And, in all likelihood, it would be.
But what happens when government does it.
The answer is nothing.
Heads don’t roll. People don’t lose their jobs. Nobody gets fined. Only consumers and taxpayers are hurt. And only hackers and criminals win.
That’s just what happened recently – just last month – with the state government of South Carolina.