Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Government is good for you!

If it weren’t so detailed and earnest, I’d think Professor Douglas J. Amy’s Government is Good website was a joke. But I’m afraid it’s not. Amy teaches politics at Mount Holyoke College, and his site is subtitled “An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution.” You’ve got to see this to believe it.

Here’s a snippet from Amy’s article “A Day in Your Life”:

Though we usually fail to notice it, government programs and policies improve our daily lives in innumerable ways. …

7:50 a.m. You and your child walk across the lawn to your car and arrive without getting dog poop on your shoes. A small but welcome achievement that is made possible now by a local law that requires people to clean up after their pets. Also, the reason your neighborhood is not plagued by stray cats and dogs is that your local Animal Control officer is on the job dealing with this constant problem.

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6 Comments:

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Jacques said...

I think I'm gonna be sick...

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Sometimes the best parodies aren't actually parodies...

That is truly bizarre.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger PintofStout said...

This guy has an advanced degree? Oh, yeah, the universities are shills, too.

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

I think this site is extremely valuable from a "know thy enemy" kind of perspective. That, and it really is healthy to have a good bellylaugh every now and then ...

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Am I the only one who finds Professor Amy...SCARY?!

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous k.d. said...

Damn! Did they legalize drugs and nobody told me? I want what that guy's smokin'.

 

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