01 August 2009

Quote Of The Week

"Freedom is messy. In free societies, people will fall through the cracks — drink too much, eat too much, buy unaffordable homes, fail to make prudent provision for health care, and much else. But the price of being relieved of all those tiresome choices by a benign paternal government is far too high. Government health care would be wrong even if it 'controlled costs.' It’s a liberty issue. I’d rather be free to choose, even if I make the wrong choices." ~ Mark Steyn

(Hat tip to Ted Savas)


Jacksonian Lawyer said...

From a Canuck no less. Go figure. Nonetheless, I give it an "Amen." His book "America Alone" is a fantastic, quick read; on-point on many issues. If you haven't read it, I highly encourage it.

Anonymous said...

The libs are trying to push through the 2,000 page legislation quickly using the argument that the uninsured cannot wait for us to decipher the changes. The American people need to slow them down and make sure we know what's in the legislation in order to find the threats and costs involved to our liberties and pocket books. BTW, I appreciate the link to 5 Freedoms Lost in your last post.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon - you're welcome. Watch for an interesting post later this evening.

Anonymous said...


Looking forward to it. I think things are about to get nasty, not that it is a surprise with our current legislators:

"Four House and Senate committees have already approved sweeping health care bills, but none has attracted a single Republican vote. That makes it unlikely or impossible that they could attract the 60 votes necessary to advance in the 100-seat Senate.

Schumer said Democratic leaders continue to look at invoking a procedural maneuver that would allow them to pass the health bill with 51 instead of 60 votes. That route is viewed as a last resort since it limits what legislative measures would be allowed and any broad policy initiatives would probably have to be limited."