June 29, 2004

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
Posted by McQ

The audacity of that statement is staggering ... but not a surprise considering who it comes from ... Ms Rodham Clinton.

On that single statement alone, the vast majority of Americans should go screaming to the polling booth to ensure Clinton and her ilk are kept as far away from the reigns of power as possible ... but they won't.

Because there's a significant group out there who actually believe in her nonsense. They believe someone else can decide what constitutes 'the common good" for them. And they don't mind giving up their right to their property for them either ... and think you should do the same (you greedy bastard!).

Really.

James Lileks, in his own inestimable way, puts some perspective on the subject which is spot on with his "Parable of the Stairs. "

Its a long excerpt but it makes a the point so well that I hope you'll take the time to read it through.

That's the difference folks ... there are actually people who believe that the "government" is why you have money and "they" have the "right" to take back, at any time, what is "theirs".

Yes, I know, its hard to believe, but they do exist ... and, frighteningly, they vote as well.

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One big problem is that most people are never educated in basic economics.

They fail to realize the truth of the old axiom that "there is no such thing as a free lunch." They fail to understand concepts such as scarcity of resources, and tradeoffs. They don't understand that everything has a cost.

The liberal media does very little to improve the situation, and liberal educators reinforce the socialist myths.

I have always believed one of the best things we could do to improve our society would be to ensure every student was educated in economics 101.

Posted by: Another Thought at June 29, 2004 09:15 PM