Friday, May 27, 2016

The Borg Absorbs More Powers

Seriously, what's next? A federal Department of Zoning?

Because this is insane:

Last week 16 Republican Senators green-lighted one of President Obama’s most radical attempts to transform America, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. AFFH enables a de facto federal takeover of many functions of local government, and amounts to a massive scheme to re-engineer the composition of America’s neighborhoods by race, ethnicity, and class.

You wonder why so many Republican voters are mad at the party and open to the appeal of Trump?

Don't dismiss the notion of this kind of new federal department. We do have a federal Department of Education for what is a state and local responsibility.

And the feds have entered bathroom usage debates with more energy than they have focused on defeating jihadi enemies abroad.

We won't end divisiveness in our national politics until we again understand instinctively the admonition to "not make a federal issue out of this (whatever it is) relatively trivial problem."

Oh, and you can be sure that no neighborhoods that vote for Democrats--certainly not the wealthy districts--will ever face the long arm of the federal government to re-engineer their neighborhoods.

They are already enlightened, don't you know?