‘As Kathy Shaidle likes to say, cops are merely bureaucrats with guns’

Mark Steyn writes:

And they share the defining characteristic of the great suffocating micro-regulatory American bureaucracy of the 21st century – which is an utter lack of proportion. If bureaucrats had any kind of objection to harassing citizens for things that were perfectly legal in 1972, 90 per cent of them would be out of a job.

PS: Mark Steyn will be guest-hosting for Rush Limbaugh today starting at noon ET.