Regarding “Slouching toward a military junta” – amen, Mr. Farah.
I think the foundation for the mindset of Americans to buy into this sort of federal intervention in the name of collective security was laid with the creation of FEMA in 1978 under Jimmy Carter. It was cemented when the mainstream media ignored the ineptness of the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana in dealing with Hurricane Katrina, and instead blamed the feds (and specifically George W. Bush) for the apparent delay in emergency response. And G.W. and Karl Rove let them do it!... continue reading »