First the IRS orders 60 short-barreled shotguns and now the Department of education is ordering 27 of the same. Are the denizens of Foggy Bottom becoming fearful of tar and feathers and frightened of those they claim to serve? What next, will the Congress order 500 plus Bradley Fighting Vehicles as commuter cars? Will Ms. Pelosi require a squadron of F-22s as an escort for her flights home? Will Harry Reid want an A-1 Abrams tank to get about DC safely? Will the President feel it necessary to recall all the military forces from around the world to Washington to ensure his safety? It is good for government to fear the people. It is tragic when it does not. Fear of the governed is the beginning of wisdom for those who govern.
---William Fortner 2010---