Quote of the week

Jesse Walker, writing for Reason’s Web site, on bureaucratic attempts to stifle Halloween and such:

I can appreciate their dilemma. As long as the government’s schools are monopolies capable of compelling attendance, they have to respect the many worldviews of the children that attend them. In a country as diverse as this one, it isn’t always obvious where the line lies between making minorities comfortable and acting like a goddamn jackass. The typical bureaucrat prefers to err on the side of jackassery.

And almost invariably does.

1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    2 November 2007 · 8:01 pm

    Jesse falls prey to a fallacy. For bureaucrats, jackassery is never in error.

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