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ricarpe Posted: Mon, Feb 6 2012 11:12 AM

Came across this Op-Ed piece while surfing the Bloomberg site:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-06/john-adams-and-the-jockeys-of-anarchy-david-hackett-fischer.html

I thought I'd share it with you all.

"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree." -James Madison

"If government were efficient, it would cease to exist."

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Thanks for making me barf

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Groucho replied on Mon, Feb 6 2012 12:59 PM

"Many libertarians in the U.S. are consumed by an obsessive hatred of taxation."

My, that's an impartial article there.

(I should have known better than to click on a Bloomberg link).

 

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Yes, Professor Fischer plays the same broken record that "life is unfair". What is new? Life has been unfair since life on Earth began, has it not? (Which, by-the-way, was way before the American economic system existed.) The vice of some to claim that their own endowment of liberty (or greatness) gives them a power to diminish or destroy the liberties of others has occurred many more times in world history than it has in American history, has it not? Ironically, I wonder if the professor has been endowed with tenure? And, from the professor's definitions, would mean he has been liberated from freedom? That is illogical. In addition, it is not permanent either. You're only given a finite amount of life and it is taken away from you without regard to merit or achievement, whether you last 6 minutes or 76 years. Get over it. We may not like it but, in fairness, we all meet the same end. To take pity on one's unhappiness and make sweeping assumptions that some person, politician, group, system, concept, country, history, or whatever you wish is to blame is irrational. Trying to convince others to blame themselves is evil.

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I barfed after "Another colonial example is the liberty-loving people, especially in the Southern states, who insisted that they possessed the right to keep slaves."

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