The Nanny, when referring to the State, is about much more than making silly rules about the size of soda-pop you can buy or whether a church organization is allowed to give food to the hungry, because the Nanny can’t be sure the food is healthy. The Nanny State is above all else the ultimate authority figure and this nanny likes to use and abuse her authority. Would it interest you to know that, after decades of her perniciousness, the FBI has a file on one out of every three of you?
This guest post at Zero Hedge relates the findings in a Wall Street Journal article. (The WSJ link below requires a subscription to gain access.) Here is a small sample of it:
From the Wall Street Journal:
A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.
In Texas, a student got a misdemeanor ticket for wearing too much perfume. In Wisconsin, a teen was charged with theft after sharing the chicken nuggets from a classmate’s meal—the classmate was on lunch assistance and sharing it meant the teen had violated the law, authorities said. In Florida, a student conducted a science experiment before the authorization of her teacher; when it went awry she received a felony weapons charge.
Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.
Think about that as you go about your life today. As you look at all the people you pass in the streets or see at the mall or at the office, try to guess which of them may have a FBI file. Consider that the FBI may have a file on you and on many of your friends and members of your family.
Have a nice day, you all!
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?