Sunday, September 9, 2012

Local Tyrants

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

A classic malady that affects social systems at the states of decline -- the rules that govern the rest of society don't apply to the special few who work for the government.

September 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I had a feeling you would weigh in on this when I read it on Cryptogon!

I wonder, though:

If a gov't employee is engaged in gov't business, and parks their car in a spot that otherwise is off limits to people - for the sole purpose of engaging in gov't business, where is the harm done?

For example: A local community decides upon building safety code laws. A buildings dept. is set up with well-trained inspectors who are tasked to investigate construction sites. One day, one of these inspectors goes out to investigate a site, but parks at a metered spot without paying because it is the only spot available. Once the inspection is done, the inspector leaves.

Where is the harm done?

Granted, not all cases are as basic as this. But perhaps sometimes it makes sense . . . and cents!

September 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM  

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