"Do Bureaucrats Know Better Than You? The NLRB Thinks So"
Needless to say, Katie doesn't think so, and how could you help but agree with her? Here are a few areas, for example, where Green Eagle knows far more than any bureaucrat:
If the government decides to build a bridge or a dam, Green Eagle knows far better than government bureaucrats where that bridge or dam should be built, and what it should be made of.
If a pharmaceutical company wants to sell a drug in the United States, Green Eagle is far more capable than any government bureaucrat of evaluating the thousands of pages of statistical evidence it has submitted alleging that the drug is safe.
If our military wants to carry out any offensives in Afghanistan, Green Eagle is far more capable than any military officer (after all, what are military officers but government bureacrats?) of making decisions about where to attack, what weapons to use, how many soldiers to commit to the fight, etc.
I could go on here, but I guess you get my point. It has become accepted conservative wisdom that no one who knows anything is competent to make any decisions. For example, just yesterday I cited a post at a widely read right wing website condemning the fact that environmentalists were allowed to express an opinion about the damage done to the Gulf by the BP oil spill. Instead, it has now become established on the right that important decisions are far better made by packs of angry, greed-maddened ignoramuses.
This is not an accidental doctrine. If large numbers of Americans can be trained to disregard any opinion coming from someone who understands the issues, they are so much more easily persuaded to follow the bidding of whoever is shouting at them the loudest. And now that it seems to be established that saying anything can be forbidden if you are a liberal (remember Keith Olbermann?) the shouting is all coming from the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and other paid liars. This phenomenon is not the triumph of ignorance, it is just one more triumph of money over human decency; one more step from democracy to rule by the rich; one more step from being the greatest nation on earth to becoming nothing but another tinhorn third world dictatorship living by selling cheap labor to the rest of the world, and beating its citizens down to keep things like that.
Welcome to Republican World.