Unlike Pundit & Pundette, I’m all for a Dept. of Jobs. After all, we know exactly how to stimulate economic growth: make a bonfire of 97% of the CFRs and slaughter all but one breeding pair of bureaucrats. Wear the skins of slain busybodies as a warning to others.
We already have a DOJ, (Justice Dept.), but even if we didn’t the new agency would still be known as DOJO! (It will be the only department to have “!”‘ in its official title, as is right and proper.)
Obviously staffing will be light in administrative/attorney/p.r./clerical areas; most hires will be former military personnel, big-game hunters, and mixed martial artists.
This is a perfectly legitimate exercise of federal power. It’s justified in the most basic Constitutional concept of all, the trinity of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness“. Bureaucrats destroy two out of three of those, and DOJO! will deny them only one. Do the math, peeps.
Yes, DOJO! is a start. There’s much more that needs doing, but DOJO! is a step in the right direction. Call it a modest proposal.
UPDATE—What was I thinking?! Obviously we’d never save a breeding pair of those things. Sorry, I don’t know where that idea came from. Let me make it up to you, with this portrait of some totally random olde dude:
Ok, so I went to http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html and found this phrase: The Constitution of China is available for comparison.
Wait…China has a constitution? Ok….I have to see what this looks like:
First thought: Huh….there are some good parts of the structure we could copy.
Second thought: wow, there’s a lot in here that’s terrible.
Thanks for the important link, but it’s too headache-inducing to pursue right now.
Just because you CAN link something, doesn’t mean you should 🙂
But seriously, good catch. Just because it’s painful doesn’t mean it doesn’t need looking at.
Just because I CAN link something, doesn’t mean I should?
Aren’t you taking your moral agency out of the equation, then? I think I need to turn this around to say, “Just because you SEE a link, doesn’t mean you should click it.”
Morality is for the other guy. No point in being soiled by such considerations!
Exactly. Let others be weak.
Ha ha! Magnificient riposte!
But I disavow any moral agency.