May 20, 2008

Head on over

Not a new link today, just a new post at an a blog I read that I think you should all see (copied below, but head on over to their website anyway by clicking the title to this post). Of could also replace Obama's big bag o' hope with the "economic stimulus/get us re-elected" package recently sent out by the government.


Then: Frédéric Bastiat, 1850

“The war against illegal plunder has been fought since the beginning of the world. But how is… legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay … If such a law is not abolished immediately it will spread, multiply and develop into a system.” –from The Law

Now: Michelle Obama, 2008

“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

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