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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Friday, December 10, 2010

Churchill Saw It Coming | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

We can readily recall Churchill’s foresight in foreign affairs—his warnings about appeasing Hitler and the rise of the Soviet Union—but we forget his warnings about America’s welfare state. Unlike the progressives in America and abroad, Churchill recognized that tyranny is still possible—even with a well-intentioned welfare state. Political change does not necessarily mean change for the better. Throughout the nineteenth century, political progress was assumed to be boundless and perpetual. After “terrible wars shattering great empires, laying nations low, sweeping away old institutions and ideas with a scourge of molten steel,” it became evident that the twentieth century would not live up to the nineteenth century’s promise of progress. Democratic regimes—even in America—would not be immune from destruction and degradation.
Churchill rightly argues that government tyranny is a tyranny to concerned about. Even well intentioned tyranny becomes true tyranny over time. People that believe in the ability and power of government to do "good", belive this with an almost with religious fervor, have truly made a pact with the devil. In return for what they think is right, they are willing to trade away our way of life and all of our liberties for their opinion of greater good.

The state does not have the information necessary to make effective and efficient economic decisions. Additionally, political decisions are always influenced by those that have access to the decision makers and the people or organizations will push for what either benefits them or those that they think that need to be targeted for these benefits. Therefore, by definition, this capital is not being diverted to its most efficient use.

Opposite to the state targeted economics where resources are deployed by political decision makers is free market capitalism. Free market capitalism is a process in which decisions are made and these decisions and the millions of others similar or different, impact the supply demand and prices of everything. For those considering free market capitalism in the US, it is not the system in use there. The US is a country where the state interferes in many aspects of everyday life, including housing, healthcare

Churchill Saw It Coming | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.


At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't even go to a Wallmart without Big Sis telling you how to behave.


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