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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Two Cheers For the Harassment of Government Officials


Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director, says of the harassment facing Trump Administration officials and other high-ranking government officials:
I would say it’s burning people out.I just think there’s so much meanness, it’s causing some level of, "What do I need this for?" And I think it’s a recruiting speed bump for the administration. To be part of it, you’ve got to deal with the incoming of some of this viciousness.
Burning people out from government work? Well, good!

As far as I am concerned, government officials who advance the cause of the state should have no protection under the law. They are the reason the state expands and they should not be protected from verbal harassment by those objecting to implementation and expansions of state power.

Mitch McConnell, Steve Miller and the rest are no friends of liberty. Now the problem is that the harassers, for the most part, do not want to eliminate power centers but rather to take over control of the power centers themselves. And after a takeover by them of power centers, I would cheer if they were also harassed.

These harassment tactics are low-level skirmishes that hint that evil is done by some in power but the skirmishes don't come close to featuring the real problem: the existence of the power centers in the first place.

-RW  

9 comments:

  1. But these are leftist trash, who are also statist. Too bad we can not physically remove leftist from society.

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    1. Re: He-Who-Fantasizes-About-White-European-Males,

      --- But these are leftist trash, who are also statist. ---

      Compared to Trumpista trash, who are just as statist except more obnoxious, the leftist trash looks less trashy.

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  2. The Left have refused to accept the election result (undemocratic) and are engaged in thuggery.

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    1. Indeed the leftist thugs and Trumpista thugs deserve each other.

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    2. Nothing wrong with being “undemocratic”. Democracy is a joke.

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  3. "Burning people out from government work? Well, good!"

    This isn't harassment against power, it's harassment with regards to who wields power. Pushing some out so others may take their place.

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    1. So if they don’t harass everyone in power, then they shouldn’t harass anyone in power?

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    2. He just doesn't want those in Team Trump to be harassed.

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    3. Torres, this despicable behavior of yours has become tiresome.

      Both of you, my point is obvious, they are harassing Trump people to get power themselves. It has nothing to do about harassing everyone one with power. It's harassing to _OBTAIN_ power.

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