Some of us may have thought politics in America couldn't get more absurd than it was in the 1970's, when we had a President of the United States proclaim: "I'm not a crook." Now we have a major party candidate for the U.S. Senate beginning her first general election campaign ad with, "I'm not a witch."
Approximately two and a half millennia ago, Plato, in his classic work, The Republic, unveiled a more intimate look into our just discussed “National Law of the Harvest” — that is, Plato unveiled with precision and wit just what happens by and by to the individual "democratic man" when he foolishly, or by matter of course, abandons “liberty in law” for “me first!” and “anything goes!”
The National Transportation Safety Board has again recommended that airlines require a separate seat for all children, regardless of age, eliminating the current practice of permitting children under the age of two to fly for free on the lap of a parent. Will mandating child-restraint systems make air travel safer? The answer is probably yes but that's the visible.
Those who are always accusing people in the private sector of "greed" almost never accuse government of greed, no matter what it does. Indeed, the question of whether the government is greedy almost never comes up, so most of us probably never think about it.
Sometimes it's amazing to observe what is and is not controversial these days. Except in a few rare instances where parents organize to protest it, teaching children in public schools that homosexual (i.e. "gay") sexual activity is as normal and acceptable as heterosexual (or "straight") behavior is not controversial. But when a public figure, especially a candidate for election, dare's to say otherwise, the expressions of outrage might lead you to believe he is in favor of turning the school science curriculum over to the Flat Earth Society.