Thursday, May 16, 2013

A very cynical view of government

Take a look at Brian's link to how a government employee in a corrupt agency ought to bring that corruption to the attention of the press.  In parallel news, Hugh Hewitt released a list of things that an employee of a corrupt government agency ought to do if he's in a situation where he needs to report wrongdoing.  Among the top things to do, apparently, is to hire an expensive lawyer, and it appears that one countermeasure (counterintuitive) against the whistleblower is to pre-empt him by announcing the scandal and carefully walk his evidence out of the courtroom.  (exactly what the Obama administration did, by the way)

What this means, in my opinion, is that apparently in DC, there is no meaningful protection for lower level employees who report perceived wrongdoing in good faith, and (as the Obama administration has prosecuted more leakers than all of his predecessors combined) it appears that the situation is becoming even more brutal. 

It would seem that an employee of a corrupt agency like the IRS, EPA, BATF, DOE, DOEd, or any number of other agencies can do little better for their soul--and their pocketbook, as those lawyers don't come cheap--than to quit and find honest work.  After all, Proverbs 28:1 tells us that

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

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