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The Unintended Consequences of Intended Consequences

Earl29 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 8:50 AM
Government is a necessary evil, but an evil nevertheless. Expecting government to create prosperity is like expecting tornados to build houses.

As the worldwide federalization of everything from Cypriot banks accounts to morning after pills continues to sweep across the globe, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a former general officer.

In 2007, as we talked about what went wrong in Iraq, he told me: “We had a plan to invade Iraq. They didn’t use it. It was almost as if they purposefully screwed it up.”

His actual language was stronger, but so it went.

I’ve pondered that conversation since then, because the crises that are coming from both the Left and the Right all over...