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Government Gone Bad

Kenneth405 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:27 AM
For another example of the Dem's not backing down, Read Ayn Rand's Essay "The Rights of Man". It contains thye Dem's 1960 platform. It's taken 50 years but they stuck with it til it was accomplished. Just google "The Rights of Man"

Politicians claim they make our lives better by passing laws. But laws rarely improve life. They go wrong. Unintended consequences are inevitable.

Most voters don't pay enough attention to notice. They read headlines. They watch the Rose Garden signing ceremonies and hear the pundits declare that progress was made. Bipartisanship! Something got done. We assume a problem was solved.

Intuition tells us that government is in the problem-solving business, and so the more laws passed, the better off we are. The possibility that fewer laws could leave us better off is hard to grasp. Kids visiting Washington don't...