“I think we have bigger problems in our country than sending armed FDA agents into peaceful farmers’ land and telling them they can’t sell milk directly from the cow,” said Senator Rand Paul during a speech on the floor of the Senate questioning why so many federal bureaucracies have armed agents. “Some of you might be surprised the FDA is armed. Well, you shouldn’t be.”
I wrote about this topic last year, and the Wall Street Journal has covered the dizzying number of federal bureaucracies that have armed law enforcement agents including some real head-scratchers like the Social Security Administration and the NOAA.
This is symptomatic of a federal government that has grown far beyond what is prudent.