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On Harassing Government Apparatchiks

Robert Wenzel writes:

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director, says of the harassment facing Trump Administration officials and other high-ranking government officials:

“I would say it’s burning people out.I just think there’s so much meanness, it’s causing some level of, ‘What do I need this for?’ And I think it’s a recruiting speed bump for the administration. To be part of it, you’ve got to deal with the incoming of some of this viciousness.”

Burning people out from government work? Well, good!

As far as I am concerned, government officials who advance the cause of the state should have no protection under the law. They are the reason the state expands and they should not be protected from verbal harassment by those objecting to implementation and expansions of state power.

Mitch McConnell, Steve Miller and the rest are no friends of liberty. Now the problem is that the harassers, for the most part, do not want to eliminate power centers but rather to take over control of the power centers themselves. And after a takeover by them of power centers, I would cheer if they were also harassed.

These harassment tactics are low-level skirmishes that hint that evil is done by some in power but the skirmishes don’t come close to featuring the real problem: the existence of the power centers in the first place.

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