The corollary to that should be: A government big enough to take everything that you have, will. Unless you're pals with the government.
We know for a fact that enormous sums of money legally off limits have disappeared into the maw of disgraced Senator John Corzine’s gambling counterparties, all of whom seem to have taken the oath of omerta. We know that Corzine personally asked employees at MF Global, the financial firm he headed until recently, to transfer the funds. We know that his underlings balked at signing false statements attesting the transfers to be legal. So how is it that the man ultimately responsible for this brazen theft and spectacular bankruptcy gets away with performing a perfunctory Sergeant Schultz “I know nothing” routine in front of his old Senate buddies, after which he is left free to walk out the door without handcuffs?
Meanwhile, marine biologist and whale watching ship captain Nancy Black faces 20 years in prison, not for “harassing” whales (which believe it or not is a crime), but because she has been charged with lying to Justice Department prosecutors investing allegations that some of her crew members whistled at a whale to keep it hanging around their boats.
You can’t make this stuff up.
We are witnessing the wholesale theft of our country, folks. Between TARP under Bush, and the stimulus monies, the massive debt run up under Obama...Corzine's theft is just a drop in the bucket. But it is indicative of the attitude of our betters. The law can't touch them.
It can -- and does -- touch common citizens. And it touches them hard.
Say goodnight, Gracie.