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  1. James
    James September 26, 2018 8:55 am

    It occurred to me that your lead-in to the CFPB story link (“Does anyone really care that the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is unconstitutional?”) also applies well to the last link about FBI and the American so-called “church.” Seriously, does anyone care that the very existence of the FBI is unconstitutional? Where in the text is there an enumerated power authorizing the FedGov to create a national, centralized secret police? And I’ll have to give the Fibbies one thing (and only one): they’ve never made much of an effort to hide the essential, anti-freedom character of the organization. Which shouldn’t be surprising, I guess: I’m sure it amplifies the pleasure of wielding totalitarian power to grind it in the faces of those you go after.

    As for the unconstitutionality of, I’d guess, 98% of what Mordor, DC does, it’s actually kind of hard to get excited about any one thing, simply because there are so many others. We’re numb. Nor do I give much of a damn about the Constitution itself. To paraphrase Spooner, it either authorizes the regime under which we live, or it has been completely ineffective in preventing it. Either way, what good is it? Not much.

  2. Borepatch
    Borepatch September 26, 2018 9:34 am

    Looks like the charges against Tammie Hedges are being dropped. Nothing that a government bureaucrat likes less than nationwide (negative) attention.

  3. Claire
    Claire September 26, 2018 9:56 am

    “As for the unconstitutionality of, I’d guess, 98% of what Mordor, DC does, it’s actually kind of hard to get excited about any one thing, simply because there are so many others. We’re numb. Nor do I give much of a damn about the Constitution itself.”

    Truer words …

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