Oklahoma tornado relief stopped at Canada-US border

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Drowning in bureaucratism, Oklahoma tornado relief stopped at Canada-US border

The real problem is not that we are being ruled by heartless, greedy, opportunistic politicians.  It is not that political power has been abrogated or that it has been transferred to non-governmental organizations.

Real political power rests with the bureaucracy, a system of non-elected government officials that has us in a choke-hold, often for no apparent good reasons at all. The bureaucracy is as old as civilization, in existence since Sumeria and Ancient Egypt, often as invasive as a cancer and always growing, impervious to any attempts to bring it under control, unaffected by the outcomes of elections or regime changes.

Rule by a totalitarian power is called totalitarianism.  There is nothing more powerful than the bureaucracy, and the most terrifying ism of all is bureaucratism.

Canadian relief for Moore tornado victims denied at border

U.S. border officials want 20,000 kg of food itemized, physically inspected before entering

CBC News · Posted: May 31, 2013 2:57 PM ET | Last Updated: June 16, 2014

A Canadian shipment of relief goods bound for storm-ravaged Oklahoma has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ont.

American officials will not allow the 20,000 kilograms of food, blankets and diapers into the country until every item on board is itemized in alphabetical order and has the country of origin of every product noted.

Dennis Sauve, the volunteer co-ordinator for Windsor Lifeline Outreach and the food bank co-ordinator at the Windsor Christian Fellowship, the two organizations that gathered the goods, said it’s a “physical impossibility” to do the paperwork required in time to get the perishable food to Oklahoma before it spoils.

A tornado three kilometres wide ripped through Moore on May 20. The twister killed 24 people and injured close to 400. It destroyed 1,200 homes and damaged another 10,000…. (Full story)


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1 Response to Oklahoma tornado relief stopped at Canada-US border

  1. Funny, though, that these looters aren’t being stopped anywhere.

    Does that tell us anything about the priorities of the bureaucracy, or is it nothing more than that it acts without reason?

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