Former Attorney General Janet Reno passed away on Monday. While the media is awarding her sainthood as the first female attorney general, her eight years in office were a disaster for Americans' rights and liberties. Miss Reno paved the way for many federal policies that are a pox in our times.
Miss Reno always saw government as the fount of all good and government employees as a Brahmin class. She told a group of federal law enforcement officers in 1995: “You are part of a government that has given its people more freedom … than any other government in the history of the world.” Miss Reno's spin turned the Declaration of Independence on its head — as if freedom is a crumb that rulers sweep off their table as a favor for the citizenry.