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Depending on Dependency

Mark Trail Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 12:22 PM
" Under socialism, every problem is political." " Eventually socialism fails when they run out of bullets." " The good thing about socialism is eventually the socialists start killing each other." ~Yuri Maltsev, Ag Minister in the former Soviet Union and defector to the West~

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.

Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is...