From time to time on this blog, I will highlight corruption in the government and its various agencies. Why? Because these are the people making and enforcing laws that the rest of us are supposed to follow. I know that individual incidents of corruption don’t apply across the board to all people in all departments. But, I plan to slowly make the case that we give the government too much credit. We trust them too much. We let them boss us around. They often don’t deserve our respect and admiration.
Recently, two police officers and three TSA agents were arrested for conspiracy to distribute tens of thousands of highly addictive painkiller pills. Regardless of what you think about the war on drugs, these people are hired to supposedly screen for these items and protect us from them. These same individuals would probably be summoned to testify against you if you were caught doing the same thing.
Maybe I shouldn’t have the attitude that one bad apple spoils the whole bunch, but I am also not going to be naive enough to believe that all police officers and TSA agents have my best interest in mind and are somehow keeping me safe.