American Thinker posted a fantastic take down on the traffic engineer in Raleigh who turned in a citizen to the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors for “Practicing engineering without a license.” A couple of bits to make you want to read more.
In North Carolina, some state functionaries and politicians believe citizens must be credentialed by the state in order to be allowed to analyze and criticize certain state government plans. Absent those credentials, citizen transgressors should be investigated and potentially face criminal penalties. Would anyone be surprised that those politicians were Democrats?
Lacy may be a fine engineer, but he does not understand basic civics or what liberty means. It is not for the state to grant permission or to allow citizens to analyze and/or report as they see fit on any proposal or action of the state! It is their right to do so! It is not for state functionaries like Mr. Lacy to tell the citizens who employ him what he will accept from them in the form of comments or questions. In the phrase “public servant,” it is not the public that is the servant.
Run, do not walk, to American Thinker, and rejoice that you have not done anything as stupid as J. Kevin Lacy. Lacy, as my father used to say, “won’t be able to sit down for the week.”