With all the national issues it turns out to be a local one that best crystallizes the problem with runaway government. In the Raleigh News and Observer today we have an article, Women sues to get men to play her, about a female tennis player suing the city of Raleigh for the right to play in the men’s league.
My head has stopped spinning now. The story here is not about the lawsuit and women and men playing or anything else in this article. It is about why in the h… does Raleigh, or any local government, have a David Bell, the city’s tennis director, or anything else that is not a core function of government. Local government is not raising taxes to take care of police or fire protection. They are raising taxes to hire staff to supervise tennis “ladders” and offer ballroom dancing classes.
Yep, Raleigh has tennis and ball room dancing but maybe that is so residents don’t notice violent crime is only up 4%!