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Chan Lowe: Why fear big government?

samx.gifWhat are you Tea Partiers worried about?

Crisis after crisis, the one common denominator that keeps popping up is that some government regulatory or enforcement body was incompetent, asleep at the switch, or incestuously intermingled with the industry it was meant to oversee.

When Washington displays this kind of ineptitude regarding the fat, easy targets, how can it possibly get its act together enough to intrude upon and control the lives of its individual citizens?

Congress can pass⎯and President Obama can sign⎯all the “socialistic” and “Nazi” laws they want to, but when the black helicopters land in your back yard and they beat down your door, it sounds like all you have to do is provide some booze, broads, and a few lines of coke, and they’ll be putty in your hands.

If it’s the SEC that concerns you, then simply tune your laptop to some hot Internet porn. That ought to keep ’em distracted for a while.

As for protecting our borders, local law enforcement in places like Arizona will be so busy mistakenly rounding up suspiciously ethnic-looking American citizens that the real illegals will slip through to Colorado, Kansas and Minnesota faster than a personal injury lawyer can file a false arrest lawsuit. If you aren’t brown and don’t have a Mexican accent, they won’t be interested in you.

So chill.

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THe feds are asleep when it comes to their fundemental responsibility of securing the border. When Fannie and Freddie were handing out loans to people with no down payment and no income they were asleep but they will wake up if you fail to buy an IRS approved health plan.

Actually, the problem ordinary citizens have is the lack of resources to buy congressmen and get our friends jobs with the regulators. The only power we have is the power to vote for one of the two bought and paid for demopublicans that make it through the primaries. My only hope is that it will get bad enough for 3rd parties to stand a chance before it is so bad that we can't salvage the country even if we finally get rid of the democrats and republicans. It looks like it is gonna be a close thing :-(.

Dr. Lowe, Your diagnosis is correct but your cure will kill the patient. How in the world can you believe the cure for bad government is more government!

Because we're PAYING FOR THEM to be asleep at the wheel... Not only is it all that extra government (FYI..all those jobs being created? All in government...about 260 THOUSAND of them), but the cost is HUGE and the results are NIL.

But Chan!!
Isn't that what your liberal friends propose? More government?
I always said everything government does cost 10 times more. So why do we want more government?

In one thousand years I couldn't have said it better.

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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