In a comment over at Stacy McCain’s place, Richard McEnroe argues that the problems we have go far beyond our elected officials and The Supreme Court:
…Forget Congress. The vast majority of career Federal civil servants are Democrats, as are the vast majority of major urban civil servants, certainly the majority of state officials on both coasts (or as near Democrat as makes no difference), as are the educational bureaucracies of virtually every city, state and Department of Education.
They are the ones who pick and choose who wins and loses, which laws are enforced and slighted, which arbitrary regulations are pulled out of which ass.
And until THAT is purged, the real problems facing the country will be neither addressed nor ameliorated. K Street could be burned to the ground tomorrow and that corrupt, sclerotic, nation killing bureaucrat would grind on.
Dead solid perfect.
Just as it is the regulations on the books that are worse then the laws that allow them, the bureaucrats who run governments at all levels on a day-to-day basis are the chief spreaders of the Leftist Cancer.
While we must surgically cut out the elected tumors that infest our governments, we must also bombard said governments with high doses of radiation and chemo if we’re going to have any chance of curing the patients.