Friday, August 18, 2006

So you thought it was all about "public servants"

The widespread belief that our relationship with our "public servants" is the same as our relationship with our servants in the private sector is pathetic self-delusion.When we hire servants, we become the servants' employers, and the servants become our employees. If we are dissatisfied with our servants' performance, we simply tell them, "Thank you, but your services are no longer required."When we elect a president, we are not hiring a "public servant."Are you able to tell US President George W. Bush or ROC "President" Chen Shui-bian, "Thank you, but your services are no longer required."

Does anyone still believe this crap we were
force-fed in our hi-school civics classes?

Nothing was mentioned in this essay of all the other
"public servants" we deal with up front and personal.

Full essay.

Via Bill St. Clair