The Christian Science Monitor suggests this lesson be drawn from the Obama administration’s recent scandalpalooza:
Congress should use this IRS scandal to beef up civics education for federal workers as well as for public school students. Lesson No. 1: Government cannot restrict or discriminate against political causes that it disagrees with.
I think the scandals teach a different lesson: Government will misbehave because it, like Soylent Green, is made from people. Fallible, foible‐ridden people. Therefore, government’s unique powers must be strictly limited to avoid miscarriages of justice.
One of these days, someone should build a nation on that lesson.…