He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
He has created a multitude of new offices, and sent swarms of officers to harass our people, and consume every resource.
The Washington Post did an expose on this not too long ago, showing how even recently, like a metastasized cancer or hydra's head, our government gorges like Mr. Creosote, “A hidden world, growing beyond control.” But even before that the DEA and many paramilitary task forces and drug “control” agencies exploded in size and scope.
It really is a cancer attacking the rest of us. Because not only do they consume our resources in gargantuan quantities, which they greedily grab from us, but as a whole they add no value to society. They claim they are stopping the moral decay and destruction of society, but the facts are that these people cause it. They prop up obscene profits of the drug trafficking organizations and dealers.
As a personal comment, just to be clear, I’m not against government in general, and I’m not even against “big” government. But I am against parasites, evil, lies, hypocrisy, byzantine regulations, and useless and counter productive jobs programs which add no value to society but only make matters worse by “harassing people and consuming every resource.”
It's not even like prohibition has been an example of diminishing returns, the fact is that it was crooked, broken, wrong, and evil from the outset and it’s only gotten exponentially worse.