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If Politicians Are Stupid and Corrupt, Why Should We Let Them Run Our Lives?

New York State is in the midst of a corruption scandal, which caused Mayor Michael Bloomberg to tee off on the political class yesterday:

“The average legislator who has to make policy on things that influence our lives, our kids’ lives, our future, would they ever get a job in the private sector making policy on big things? No, not a chance,” the mayor said.

“And yet these are the ones we keep re-electing. You’ve got to ask yourself why.”

When he was asked if the corruption scandal that’s rocking the state capital could get any worse, Bloomberg initially said it couldn’t before deciding it could. “I don’t see how it can get much worse. You can only have every two days another scandal,” the mayor said on his weekly WOR radio show.

But Bloomberg, a liberal, fails to draw the obvious conclusion. If politicians are stupid and corrupt, why should we keep giving them more and more of our money? And if they are stupid and corrupt, why should we let them control our lives? To name just two examples, why would we let dishonest incompetents tell us what size beverages we can order, or micromanage how we exercise our natural right to self-defense?

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