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On Christmas, Liberals Are By No Means Liberal

Makeshift Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 9:51 PM
What Sowell describes sounds a lot like what's described in Evan Sayet's book "The KinderGarden of Eden." The reason the ignorant expect to be taken seriously is they seem to be the majority. Reason exists, but no longer rules the day. And given the sad state of our elite's understanding of the Constitution, we're acting less and less like a republic, and more like a democracy. The only question now is whether the irrational still have enough sense that they do not wish to give up their personal power for the "pottage" of altruism.
Random thoughts on the passing scene:

When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, "What you don't know would make a big book." Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, "What you don't know would fill more books than the Encyclopedia Britannica." At least half of our society's troubles come from know-it-alls, in a world where nobody knows even 10 percent of all.

Some people seem to think that, if life is not fair, then the answer is to turn more of the nation's resources over to politicians --...