“Trust us” and Lois Lerner

George Will thinks There’s more, much more to the Lois Lerner story. He goes back to 1996 when Lerner was with the head of the FEC’s Enforcement Division.

Lerner, it is prudent to assume, is one among thousands like her who infest the regulatory state. She is not just a bureaucratic bully and a slithering partisan; she also is a national security problem, because she is contributing to a comprehensive distrust of government.”

The idea is that it is absolutely necessary to trust a government. That is why, for instance, most voluntarily pay taxes. That trust is under threat and one of the victims of that lack of trust is national security.

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