Regarding Michael Brown’s testimony, some rantage over at >LewRockwell.com:
So this Federalism thing is really convenient. Any time the State really blows it, the Feds can blame the locals and vice versa.
Michael Brown, the canned FEMA chief has informed us that it was all the fault of the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. Fortunately, we can rest easy because Brown tells us "I know what I’m doing, and I think I do a pretty darn good job of it,”
Well, I guess the next time the Feds cause a massive disaster as they did with their shoddy levees, I'm sure they'll do an outstanding job cleaning up the corpses they produced - as long as those darn locals don't mess everything up.
I love how the Feds also claim that they couldn't take action because the the State didn't "invite" them in. Strange, that sure hasn't been a problem whenever there's been some tyrannical federal mandate to enforce. Let's face it, the Feds do as they please. They're only "constrained" when someone else needs to be blamed. Why don't we just end this whole thing and abolish FEMA and the whole Homeland Security Department immediately? Then lower taxes to reflect the cut.
Of course, the Feds have already come up with a solution - repeal Posse Comitatus.
Of course, tomorrow they’ll be back to decrying anyone who dislikes federalism as a “liberventionist”.