One of the helpful space aliens from the classic Twilight Zone episode of 1962, “To Serve Man.”
Okay… at the count of three, I’m going to wake up and none of this has really happened, it’s all just been a dream. One… two… three…
No! No! This is not happening! Say it ain’t so! But I’m afraid it is so, kid.
Remember when we used to be the United States of America, and we used to get new laws when our elected representatives publicly debated and then voted on them? When we weren’t herded around like cattle by a combination of judicial rulings and executive orders?
Well, President *Batteries Not Included has a new executive order, this one ordering government agencies to use “behavioral science” to “target” groups of citizens so they can more effectively be rounded up into various government programs ( http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/15/obama-issues-executive-order-government-use-behavioral-data/ ).
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Says the Community Organizer-in-Chief’s latest executive order, “behavioral science insights–research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them–can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people.”
Uh-uh. Sort of like the aliens in that old Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man.” They came to our planet “to serve man”–serve him up for breakfast, lunch, supper, or a midnight snack.
Listen. This has been said before. Maybe this time you can hear it.
Our government is too damned big, too damned powerful, too damned costly, and has its nose stuck into too damned many places.
God will eventually destroy it. Unless we come to our senses and cut it down to size.