RE govt worker:....Remember Lincolns' words is quite the saying.
Ole Abe told Brigham Young in 1858 that he would treat LDS like the tree in the
field that was to heavy to move........Lincoln would plow around it.
Seems that ole Abe was a pragmatic guy....
Cosmo's comments have some merit. One thought needs to be added. "Government"
in the US is simply a bunch of citizens who have been given authority by their
fellow citizens, supposedly to promote the common good. That authority too
easily becomes power, and power attracts corruption. The government could not
do what Cosmo describes without the willing participation of a majority of the
governed. Remember Lincoln's words about "government of the people, by the
people, for the people."Having said that, there are some of us who
work for government who get satisfaction out of helping citizens resolve
I agree with everything that's been said.
One problem was incompetence by Judge Walther and CPS. One wonders that Walther
has a law degree, much less remembers anything from the courses that she should
have taken to earn it. She took a very big leap (above and beyond the law) when
she decided to treat them all as one "group family" rather than "individual
families". As a legal theory that just did not fly, and I think she should have
anticipated that it would not.I also think she had no intention of
ever giving little kids and infants back. Some indication of that was her
initial order to wean, and put on formula, all infants including newborns. Only
after wide criticism did she retreat to the under 12mo rule 3days later. She was
separating those kids because she had every intention that they would be adopted
out.Overall, what "went wrong" was Walthers overreaching and the
inherent evil of what she was doing.
Government deserves the hate and loathing that it receives. Its true function is
to grow in power,and to do that it must enslave the people, it purports to
serve. Get rid of 80% of the entire governments in this country, and 80% of our
problems will simplydissappear.I know that that sounds hard and
radical,but all governments work the same way. It does not matter what
type you have, they all end up the same,controlling the people and
institutions more and more.A perfect analogy is; if you work for Witch
Hunters Inc. then there must be witches. And if you run outof witches,
then it follows that you are out of a job. So you become the creator of witches
that are to be found, or you start looking for goblins,as to further expand your
department. And remember that "doing good has no end".
The answer to the headline is easy. People look at a situation and say that is
horrible, why doesn't the government do something about it. Then when the
govenment tries to do something about it, the people say oh, that terrible
government, look how they trample on people's rights. People love to hate the