A giant institution develops self preservation attitudes and practices, this is what is happening throughout our bloated Federal government, the Department of Education's needs a SWAT Team, really?
What the left either fails to recognize, ignores or hopes it controls is that it is not just a matter of whether government can do "good" things, or even if it can do them efficiently both of which are highly debatable, it is a matter that big government can do ANYTHING. Unlike other institutions in society, there is nobody that can stop them, government especially the national government is God on Earth, the final authority. If We The People lose control of it, it controls us and eventually it does not matter which party you belong to because you belong to them. If you don't believe me just ask the NSA, they'll hear you.