Mon, 15 May 2006

Here to help you

I'm aghast that John McHugh would send out (masthead above scanned from his newsletter; red text is my own addition) a straight line like "Here to Help You" as if that were his motto in government service. Has he never heard of the Great Lie #3? "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you." Has the man no sense of history? Prosperity is dependant upon the government not helping you, but instead on the government doing its best to make sure that you are left alone.

The freedom to be left alone is not the freedom to be lonely. Nobody wants that. The freedom to be left alone is the freedom not to be forced into relationships you didn't choose. For example, to have a thief take your money against your will. Or to have a politician take your money against your will. Those are the kinds of things government should be helping you with.

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