"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bread and Circuses

I've been saying this kind of thing for over 15 years now, but it is very hard to get the message across when so many people have attended the government indoctrination centers from K - 12 and then go on to universities that compound the problem.  The left of today somehow thinks that they can still make the ideals of socialism and communism work if we would just do it THEIR way.  Stalin and Mao and Castro and Pol Pot just didn't do it right. But if you let them have the reigns of power, they'll make everything all better.  Thomas Sowell explains it well with his "Vision of the Anointed."

Go read the few great quotes by my friend Peter, the Bayou Renaissance Man.

I hope I can find time later today to blog about something agricultural, like the great Jerusalem artichokes that we got from the farmer's market.

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