Friday, December 14, 2007
The Victim Gets Screwed. Again and Again and Again…
Why I do my best to maintain a healthy state of skepticism when it comes to promises that our government makes and my fellow citizens’ expectations that the government is competent: bureaucracy is stupid. Seriously, vast organizations aren’t just impersonal, they are unthinking. They typically end up being dominated by automated systems and rigid rules that kill off common sense, peopled by incompetents who would much rather follow established protocol than find ways to help the people that they “serve.”
Bureaucracy is stupid.
The mind boggles at what I read in the rest of that article--and it also challenges the illegal-immigrant advocates who seem to believe that illegal immigrants bring only sunshine, flowers, and cheap factory labor into the country. Immigration is not one of my own personal hot button issues, but you can bet that for the people in the story it will be near the top of the list when they choose a candidate.
The treatment of the victims here is disgraceful. I’m sure that Senator Corker will be able to help them, but it should never have come to needing a Senator’s intervention.
And, yes, this one comes from Instapundit.
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