Previously I thought the definition of "chutzpah" is when you murder both of your parents, and then throw yourself on the mercy of the court at sentencing time, on the ground that you are an orphan. But now I have a new definition. Chutzpah is when you stage a march on Washington protesting expanded government powers, in which many of your supporters are quoted as saying they have no use for government at all. Then you write a letter to the Washington Metro complaining that they did not provide adequate train service over the weekend to accommodate the crowds. This is what Representative Kevin Brady did this week. In his letter, Brady complained that these protesters "were frustrated and disappointed that our nation’s capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them."
You have to wonder. Are these marchers willing to pay higher taxes to support all the overtime and infrastructure costs that would be needed to add more trains on weekends when large crowds are expected? Why were these marchers taking the subway in the first place? As non-believers in government, you would expect them to be taking private cars, or taxis, or for the most self-reliant among them, to power themselves by foot. But I guess they are entitled, since they paid for the subway like the rest of us, to ride it and complain about it like the rest of us.
This is truly a great country that allows its citizens to complain that expanded government services constitute socialism and complain at the very same time that these services should be expanded even further.