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Shepherds and Sheep

GatoLuchador Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:16 PM
Human beings are limited, fallible, and corruptible. The Federal Government and the States, themselves comprised of human beings, has no power and no right to guide the progress of human evolution. This is what liberals cannot understand and the founding fathers did. Until God himself -- with his infinite wisdom and love and power to create matter out of energy -- takes over the planet, government by frail human beings will never bring about a perfect world. So, you NEED checks and balances.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:15 PM
When I mess up, it effects me, my family, maybe a few friends.

When government messes up, it effects us all.

That, alone, is reason enough to severely limit government, if not enough to hate it.
45caliber Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:51 PM
Chris. I agree. As I said, until they give me permission to shoot whoever makes mistakes on a government level, I prefer to make my own.
John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging."

Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are...