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Symptoms of a sick culture

JapesMacFarLand Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 3:03 AM
Of course you're right, about trial lawyers; they're ruining our country. But the fact is that they are in the pocket of the Left just as much as the public unions are. This is why they won't allow 'loser pays' or tort reform, etc. Did you know that 80% of tests done by doctors are deemed unnecessary by most doctors, but they do them anyway for litigation reasons? Trial lawyers, public unions, big business, these are all and have been terribly bad; but only because of the their being in cahoots with big government. The Left (Dems) are overwhelmingly responsible for all of this. That is the truth.

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."

I've always liked that quote, but I think it misleads. That two plus two equals four is not a conservative truth or a liberal truth. It's simply the truth. (Moynihan himself recognized this when he even more famously said that people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.)

Regardless, it's true that...