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Abuse of Power is one of the most feared tendencies of government. The increasing intrusion of the government into every aspect of our lives and the ongoing digitalization of government records poses a real danger to the citizenry. With that wealth of information at their fingertips government bureaucrats and partisans have a hammer that they can use to bludgeon anyone who dissents. Controls to restrict access to that information are never sufficient to prevent its misuse.
Yesterday, the Columbus Dispatch reported that the Ohio Motor Vehicle Bureau files of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber) had been accessed three times by computers at three different agencies in the state within hours of the third presidential debate on October 15th. Is it any surprise to you that at least two of those three agencies are headed by Democrats? Do you suppose that they might have been acting to shore up the political fortunes of their chosen candidate? Do you suppose their ardor for Obama might have overcome their duty to obey the laws of the State of Ohio on accessing sensitive restricted information?
The agencies involved are:
- Ohio Attorney General’s Office
- Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency
- Toledo Police Department
Welcome to the brave new world that awaits us all if Obama is elected. A world where asking a question of the anointed one will lead to your destruction.
Update: And then there were four! But, of course, none of this was politically motivated! In a pig’s eye!