A Button for Government Workers

February 18, 2009

10 Responses to “A Button for Government Workers”

  1. clancyjane Says:


  2. qazse Says:

    wouldn’t it be nice… thanks for commenting!

  3. bloglily Says:

    I wear one of those! Thanks.

  4. qazse Says:

    Hello Lily! I believe you would.

  5. qazse Says:

    hey howard – carry several around and when you encounter rude service just hand the person a button and say “this is for you to wear”. Be prepared to catch it if thrown back at you.

  6. I have a couple more qazse.

    For gov employees:

    Without the monies forcibly extracted from your paycheck by the authoritarian state through the threat of force (fines and imprisonment), I would be competing for a real job like everybody else.

    For corporate CEO hacks:

    Without the corporate welfare safety nets that originate from bribed elected officials (due to the perversion of the petition clause of the First Amendment), I would be mindlessly shuffling papers with government bureaucrats.

  7. qazse Says:

    Johnny, could you edify me about the petition clause?

  8. The petition clause of Amendment I protects the right of the people to register their dissent (or approval in rare instances) with the government. As a means to combat oppressive forms of rule, the petition clause allows for the attempted correction and shaping of state actions and legislation through direct input. This allows blocs of special interest groups to form and exert great influence over elected leaders. Many of these groups are entitled to tax exemptions and privileges that increase their influential power and wield consider control over the politicians that through campaign donations and group action.

    Of course, special interest groups can be a good or bad thing depending on your subjective views of their goals. Instead of the labyrinth of confusing and in some cases unconstitutional election laws (McCain-Feingold) and disproportionate tax-exempt org power, absolute transparency seems to be the only solution to the problem of special interest hijackers of the political system. But since money can also be bundled and funneled through third-parties, there is really no way to obviate the problem. As long as we keep putting crooks, dead-beats, and sociopathic scum in office, we get the government we deserve.

  9. qazse Says:

    Thank you for the articulate answer. I am ashamed to say I have not reviewed the constitution in many many years. I will make it a point to do so. Thanks again.

    It seems to me that Civics and Ethics are unwanted subjects in the modern worker-supply-chain we call public education. To exclude them serves the purposes of the religious right and the military-industrial complex. There is no room for citizenship or ethical behavior when you have a world market to dominate. Better we citizens are electronically anesthetized – oblivious to the rape and plunder by amoral privateers disguised as leaders.

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