Quote of the Day: Our Imperial EPA Edition

EPA regional administrator A. Armendariz demonstrates the proper demeanor of a public servant toward the public:

I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement. “It’s kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they’d run into, and they’d crucify them and then, you know, that town was really easy to manage over the next few years.

And yet progressives wonder why most of the country thinks the federal government is a threat to their liberties. But that shouldn’t surprise us, since progressives think like Mr. Armendariz — that “the state knows best, so get out of the way, peasant!” They’re just not (usually) as openly brutal about it.

People in EPA region six region, beware.

via No Runny Eggs, which offers a video that sums it up nicely

LINKS: More from the PJ Tatler.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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One Response to Quote of the Day: Our Imperial EPA Edition

  1. Bob says:

    I remember someone at the EPA during the Clinton years saying that their goal was to make getting a call from the EPA strike terror in people’s hearts just like a call from the IRS does. These people are sadists who enjoy inflicting pain on us helpless peasants and watching us squirm. They’re like obnoxious little kids who get their jollies ripping the wings off of insects and torturing small animals.

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