Tuesday, 27 September 2011

In Passing

Connection? What connection?

From today’s Ace Of Spades sidebar:

The Wall Street Journal:
Guilty Mind: As Crime List Grows, a Legal Principle Fades

For centuries, a bedrock principle of criminal law as held that people must know they are doing something wrong before they can be found guilty...

In recent decades, Congress has repeadedly crafted laws that weaken or disregard the notion of criminal intent...
Walter Russell Mead:
For large numbers of voters the professional classes who staff the bureaucracies, foundations and policy institutes in and around government are themselves a special interest.  It is not that evil plutocrats control innocent bureaucrats; many voters believe that the progressive administrative class is a social order that has its own special interests...

The problem goes even deeper than hostility toward perceived featherbedding and life tenure for government workers.  The professionals and administrators who make up the progressive state are seen as a hostile power with an agenda of their own that they seek to impose on the nation.

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