THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 697, November 18, 2012
Tribal chieftains, kings, ministers, politicians, bureaucrats, and
union leaders are mere parasites, scavengers, bottom-feeders who take
advantage of the common individual's simple, commendable desire to
improve his or her place in life and build a better future for his or
her children. Those virtues the criminal scum label "selfishness" and
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
I am not flogging religion. I bring up this quote to draw attention to the fact that for at least two millennia you don't build houses on sand foundations if you mean them to stand. You're a gone gump if you do. Beach front property is an example of house on a sand foundation.
John Stoessel discussed how he collected government subsidized insurance several times see [link] for one review of this discussion). He was not confessing to hypocrisy so much as pointing out that the Government subsidizes stupidity. His point was that if you subsidize stupidity you encourage stupidity, even allow it. Like treason it prospers until none call it by name.
Do you really want a government that encourages stupidity?
To finish on a happier note while repeating the point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOJEdRAad1I . May freedom's house be built on a rock foundation.
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