January 12, 2010

NO LONGER?:

The real crisis in government (Paul C. Light, January 12, 2010, Washington Post)

The systemic failures that led to the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 are, sadly, all too familiar. Substitute the words "Christmas Day plot" for tainted meat, poisoned peppers, aircraft groundings, the Columbia shuttle accident, Hurricane Katrina, counterfeit Heparin, toxic toys, the banking collapse, Bernie Madoff or even Sept. 11, and the failure to put Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on the "no-fly" list becomes yet another indication that the federal government can no longer guarantee the faithful execution of our laws.

You'd think someone who studies government as much as Professor Light would be devoid of the delusion that there was a magical time when government was efficient.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2010 6:58 AM
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