One of the funniest, most perfect blog posts I've ever read. Wonderful. Just wonderful. And my favorite part:
The government is very powerful, and all power corrupts, yada yada. I’m not going to get all libertarian, but it’s just worth keeping in mind that the government is more powerful, by a significant amount, than any community college professor; or, indeed, than all the college professors in the whole world combined. Hence, I’d be a little bit more concerned when the federal government says something completely nuts than when Professor Beardly McTenure says something nuts, even if it is two, five, or even an incredible one hundred times as nuts as what the federal government says!, because it just doesn’t matter. All his students fall asleep when he talks, and they’re getting graded, not you. Also, the government can take care of itself; worryingly well, in fact. You don’t have to save it.