Monday, June 22, 2009

The Infantalization of the Political Class

Daniel Henninger on the real effect of nationalized health care and Obama's "optional" program.  It is not just the people that are rendered indolent by government on auto-handout. 

I find the word "optional" especially suspect in all this.  After all, the only optional part is taking the service--you pay for it whether you want to or not. If a man sticks a gun in my face and robs me of all my food and then offers me a crust of bread which I, having nothing else to eat, take, is that really a voluntary transaction?

And let us always remember this from Voltaire (via

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

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