Tyranny lurks everywhere

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Nathan Jolles wrote an interesting letter to the editor (“Distinguish wants, needs,” Oct. 15). Mr. Jolles makes a very good point, but he misses the point entirely.

Our federal government is tyranny run rampant. If you want to see organized crime, go to Washington, D.C. The federal government is the greatest criminal enterprise in history. Whenever the federal government engages in some business not authorized by the Constitution, it is a crime.

In truth, our federal folks deserve a long stretch of incarceration without pay. But we can’t do that. It’s our fault for electing them in the first place, and for not holding their feet to the fire and insisting they obey the Constitution. The Constitution is plain reading. I carry a copy of the Constitution inside the front cover of a book titled Civil Liberty and Civil Rights, by Edwin S. Newman (a book the Augusta-Richmond County Library discarded, to my great boon).

Of course tyranny isn’t limited to government. Whenever any bureaucratic enterprise enjoys absolute power, it becomes corrupt. That’s an absolute truth throughout history. We find tyranny everywhere. Even the Augusta library is run by tyrants.

A year ago I was informed by officials at the library that my privileges had been suspended for a year because of some alleged misdeed on my part. I explained to them that the alleged misdeed never happened, and in any event I was not warned three times – not even once. (Show me a copy of the counseling statement.) “One year,” said the tyrannical bureaucrat in charge of my case. When I returned a year later to have my privileges restored, it apparently never happened. I still cannot use the computer. When I put in my name and number, the computer just says “Access Denied.”

Well, I’m not just being selfish. I need to use a library computer. For the past year I’ve been using the computer at a VA library. But lately they seem to have taken out all but one computer at both the uptown and downtown VA’s libraries. Veterans only get 30 minutes. Well, that doesn’t cut it for me. I use the computer for:

• personal email with family and friends;

• email for business correspondence;

• listening to music;

• applying for employment;

• looking for stuff to buy;

• researching interesting topics;

• reading Astronomy Club of Augusta newsletters;

• writing letters to the editor.

I sometimes need more than 30 minutes. I’m 69 years old, living on Social Security and don’t have a lot of other things to do.

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jkline
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jkline 10/22/13 - 02:37 am
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Bureaucracy--The Biggest Killer on the Battlefield

Mr Caldwell makes a valid point. Bureaucracy is a super-personal organism with a life of its own, and it is a parasitic organism that subordinates everything to itself. The people in it are mere cells in the organism. Bureaucracy has killed more people than nuclear weapons, to this point in history. Hitler did not kill 6 million Jews with nuclear weapons. He used bureaucracy.

When the host dies, the parasite also dies, but somehow, in nature, parasites do not take this into account very well. America is almost bled white from its administrative overhead, but never imagine that bureaucracy will reduce itself. It will grow until it kills its host.

karradur
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karradur 10/22/13 - 06:28 am
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This letter gets creepy towards the end.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 10/22/13 - 06:55 am
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Alcoa was down 0.35%. Now

Alcoa was down 0.35%. Now would be a good time to buy.

localguy55
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localguy55 10/22/13 - 07:07 am
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This letter began with the

This letter began with the subject of tyranny at the Federal level and ending up talking about tyranny at the library? An analogy for this is describing a gun shot wound and lamenting over the hole the bullet left in the clothing.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/22/13 - 09:17 am
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Kicked out of the public library? Now that is a crime. PUBLIC
Unpublished

being the key word. LIBRARY being the place for homeless to congregate, defecate, urinate vegetate, talk loud, tie up all of the computers and stay dry when it rains.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/22/13 - 09:45 am
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Well Claude, I was with you

Well Claude, I was with you until the library thingy. I notice you did not specify the "alleged misdeed".

karradur
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karradur 10/22/13 - 10:23 am
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He probably kept asking the kids in the children's section...

...if they wanted to play a game of "who can swallow the most Tylenol PM's".

Darby
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Darby 10/22/13 - 11:37 am
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"He probably kept asking the kids in the children's section...

...if they wanted to play a game of "who can swallow the most Tylenol PM's".

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Do I detect a definite anti-military, anti veteran bias here coming in from the left??

Methinks it is so.

karradur
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karradur 10/22/13 - 12:22 pm
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@Darby

I take it you're not familiar with the character of Mr. Herbert from Family Guy, or the concept of humor.

localguy55
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localguy55 10/22/13 - 01:05 pm
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Karradur

I can picture Mr. Herbert with his whistle voice repeating the list of things he needs to do on the computer while staring up in Chris Griffin's bedroom. Ha Ha...

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 10/22/13 - 03:28 pm
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Mr Herbert

OMG! I have to say...that did give me a chuckle. Only because I knew what you were referencing.

Would you like a popsicle? I have some in my basement...

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