As the federal government does its darnedest to prove that class warfare isn’t rich vs. poor, or white vs. black, but, instead, government vs. the people, let’s try to keep our sanity.
Of course, one element of keeping our sanity is to recognize how big a problem it is when those in government are, indeed, “out to get us.” We’re not paranoid; they are craven. For evidence, see this weekend’s Townhall column. And come back here for a full list of references.
First, the ones provided as links in the column in question:
- “The Mysterious Barricades,” Common Sense by Paul Jacob
- “Les Barricades Mystérieuses,” Wikipedia article on the lovely harpsichord piece by François Couperin, referenced in the column
- “Washington Monument Syndrome,” Wikipedia article on the central concept in the column (it also mentions the Firemen First principle)
- “Government shutdown in the United States,” Wikipedia entry
- “Rushmore blockage stirs anger in South Dakota,” Sioux Falls Business Journal
- “A Tale of Two Parks,” by Warren Meier, Political Economy Research Center (splash page for a study presented in PDF)
Then there are the links not provided in the column:
- “NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall,” Weekly Standard
- “Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi; Park Service closes park it doesn’t run,” Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
- Quotation is from email sent by Anna Eberly
- Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes
- Second Treatise of Government, by John Locke