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“All animals are equal,” wrote George Orwell, “but some animals are more equal than others.”

That was the regime’s final slogan in Orwell’s allegorical novella, Animal Farm . . . and it currently serves as the operating principle for local government.

Well, at least in Washington, D.C., our country’s pig trough.

Washington Post reported that the District of Columbia’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability spelled out the details of its official reprimand of Kaya Henderson, the former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

Henderson, the article explained, “violated the city’s Code of Conduct by granting permission for some people — including a White House official, an employee of the mayor’s office, a district principal and a former classmate — to choose the school they wanted their children to attend even though other D.C. families had to go through a competitive lottery system.”

Using one’s position of trust to hijack a public benefit and gift it to one’s cronies at the expense of everyone else is clearly corrupt. Henderson deserves more serious repercussions than a belated reprimand, especially since she has already moved on professionally. She now works as “a distinguished scholar in residence at Georgetown University,” researching “racial justice.”

Ms. Henderson offered weighty reasons for her cronyism. Regarding her special treatment for City Administrator Rashad Young, she offered that D.C. officials “do not necessarily get paid as much as we should.”

Young’s annual salary? $295,000 a year.

Did you also notice she said “we”? As chancellor, Henderson was paid a mere $284,000 a year.

Being “more equal” is nice. It’s especially nice to be friendly with those “more equal” folks, who can bestow a little more-equal-ness on you.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

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  1. John F Brennan says:

    Yes indeed, all are equal via random chance In the utopia of DC. 
    Thanks for exposing hiw well and equal it actually works.  I suspect your report only disclosed the tip of the iceberg. 

    • Paul Jacob says:

      No question. In fact, this may be the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Even communism runs into the same problem: people tend to do what is in their own self-interest.

  2. Pat says:

    Problem is no one will speak up against this corruption.  DC is self-governed.   No one in DC will demand a change to their city government.   They have the government they deserve.   Here in NJ, I have no voice in how DC is governed.    It’s not as if I can vote against the corrupt officials in DC, since  I don’t live there.  There’s no reason to get upset at something I can’t change.    As for NJ, probably the only thing I can change is my own situation.   Probably end up voting with my feet.

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