"Shut it down. Shut it down now."
--Telco operator (Die Hard)
Yesterday, House rep Thomas Massie (KY) introduced a one page, actually one sentence, bill that would abolish the federal Dept of Education. The bill reads:
"The Department of Education will terminate on December 31, 2018."
Demonstrating the clouded state of the bureaucratic mind, some members of the House subsequently asked Massie what the bill meant.
Whether government at any level should be involved in the education of children is a fine issue to ponder. That any such government involvement is better injected at the federal or local level seems an even more straightforward case to resolve.
Hopefully, similar proposals to dismantle other federal agencies will follow.