“Government’s ‘Other’ Gluttony”
Howard Rich, ALG:
“The saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time,” Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland wrote more than seventy years ago.
And obviously the most dangerous assaults on liberty come not from sweeping edicts – but rather gradual incursions born out of the opportunism of the latest crisis.
As limited government advocates, we must continue to vigorously advance free market solutions in response to our nation’s fiscal implosion. But as we do so, let’s make sure we do not ignore government’s “other” gluttony.
Then you should forget everything else (government’s other gluttony included), clear your head, and concentrate on the immediate task at hand. And the government will help you to do that by making distractions illegal — and potentially expensive.
For your own good, naturally.