"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

Monday, November 22, 2010

In Pearl Harbor . . .

How about if, in 1950, the Japanese had bought a section of Pearl Harbor, and decided to erect a monument to Emperor Hirohito.  You know, where you could stroll along an observation deck and look down on the USS Arizona and a few other sunken ships.

Oh, but wait.  What if they had gone to a Federal agency and requested several million dollars of taxpayer money to help them build the monument?  Does that sound far-fetched to you?

Then go read this.  If you have a heart condition, you might not want to go there.

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