"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, February 28, 2011

At What Cost?

Today, after enjoying a most pleasant Shabbat  -- made much more so by the visit of Twyla's parents -- I spent this Yom Rishon planting early season veggies. The cold weather stuff: cabbage, broccoli, head lettuce, romaine, Brussel sprouts, buttercrunch.

Then I carefully planted two apple trees on strategic places on the farm.

I will somehow drag my body out of bed come 4 or 5.  I think about the person I am going to draw some remuneration from and wonder:  "Is this really worth it?"

Gasoline has jumped to $4.50 a gallon in California.  It will get just about that high here in a few weeks.

Would my time and energy be better spent just working on making this farm more productive, or should I hope that enough people begin to discover that socialism is about to kill this country and will pull back enough for us to recover?

Should Atlas just Shrug?

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