We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Praetorians at the FBI and DOJ will be indicted...Comey, McCabe, and Strzok... https://goo.gl/T3d27J
Valmore R. Buckland
The saddest and most maddening thing about this is the passage where the author admits he was wrong to support more power for government because who would have thought they might misuse and abuse such power? Well, how about just about everybody over the age of 8 with more than about 4 brain cells? There's nothing magical about government that they have a fool-proof method for only hiring saints or that the very act of having your paycheck signed by the government transforms you into an angel. Government is just people and people cannot be trusted with power. Those who go actively seeking power are the least trustworthy of all.
Has McCarthy never read or even heard of The Federalist Papers or does he just dismiss the wisdom of Madison in instituting the checks and balances of the Constitution specifically to guard against a powerful government? Is he not familiar with Lord Acton's admonition that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely? Or Daniel Webster's warning about the rule of "good intentions"? It's not as if we don't have all of history to teach us that an absence of cynicism in these sorts of things tends to end badly.
And yet somehow I suspect little Andrew McCarthy has learned nothing at all from this one isolated incident of people with power behaving badly.