Items filtered by date: June 2012 - Duane Cutlip
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:00

Where Liberals Go Wrong

The way we want it to be and the way it will actually work are often opposing thoughts.

For example, I don't want there to be need or want anywhere in the world. I don't want children to go hungry or there to be dirty air or water. I could go on.

Wanting that to be the way it is is fine, but entrusting government to accomplish it is naive. The element of human nature is to be self-interested above all and isn't considered when people make their wish list.

The only way to accomplish all these things I (and you) want is if our society is structured to use human self-interest to meet the needs of others. That was achieved by our founding fathers. Liberals ignore that their "utopian" society can only be accomplished with "utopian" (perfect) people.

I want to eliminate hunger and poverty, but the way to do that is to create an environment where you are motivated by your own self interest to accomplish these things.
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Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

A Lesson in Irony

Emailed from a friend: A lesson in irony.

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. 

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

This ends today's lesson.

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