If we expect things to be exactly the opposite of what we expect, would we still be surprised by the unexpected? Or surprised by the expected?
You tell me.
There exist laws about how employers must treat their employees. Employers are required to offer equal opportunity. To make certain this happens, the federal government has established and funded an agency called the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. So what employer do you think was just found guilty of willfully violating the Fair Labor Standards Act on a nationwide basis?
Yup, it’s the EEOC. The federal agency charged with protecting worker rights has been systematically violating the rights of its own workers.
We often hear calls for tougher regulation, but the problem here is regulators who can’t seem to follow their own regulations.
Here’s another bizarre case of the unexpected. The Virginia branch of PETA — that is, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — just filed a report about their animal shelters.
My kids have donated to no-kill shelters because they don’t like the idea of killing stray pets that don’t quickly find homes.
Well, don’t tell my kids, but PETA reports that under its “ethical treatment” 95 percent of the dogs and cats they “rescued,” were then killed.
As always, don’t listen to what folks say; watch what they do.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.