Quote of the Day: Our Imperial EPA Edition

Posted by: Phineas on April 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

**Posted by Phineas

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 Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Our Imperial EPA Edition”


  1. Carlos says:

    Just one more reason every schtinkin’ bureaucrat in every schtinkin’ department not specifically allowed by the Constitution needs to be deep-sixed. I would suggest that every one of the bureaucrats be lined up and shot summarily, but I’m not a Democrat and such suggestions are inevitably from their side of the fence. Armendariz’ comment shows that plainly enough.

    The EPA, Energy, Education, Labor – they’re nothing but tin horn nazis running around making life miserable for whoever is unfortunate enough to be in their way.

    Unless, of course, their “contributions” to The Anointed Won’s war chest was big enough.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Chilling, to say the least.

  3. EBL says:

    This is a very good post. But with the Obama Department of Labor trying to ban farm families from working on their farms, to the EPA acting as some sort of Gaian Inquisition, to the Department of Justice interfering with States trying to enforce existing federal law, I guess I should not be surprised.

  4. Carlos says:

    Yep, Carroll would have a field day with this updated version of “Through the Looking Glass.” Especially all the parts where “nothing is as it seems,” which just happens to be most of it…