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Depending on Dependency

brood Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 7:58 AM
Freedom? Free? Okay...again, use your computer for more than just a cardboard banner for communism and learn something of history. Judas Flippin' Priest!

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.

Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is...