Archive for the 'Nanny State' Category

Where the “abolition of want” leads

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Today’s must read piece is The New Britannia by Mark Steyn. This is the logical dead end of the Nanny State. When William Beveridge laid out his blueprint for the British welfare regime in 1942, his goal was the “abolition of want” to be accomplished by “co-operation between the State and the individual.” In attempting [...]

The Cruel Joke that is the Boehner Plan

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Well, now that the GOP House has screwed the pooch and passed the Boehner debt ceiling increase bill, it’s worth reading Andy McCarthy’s Against the Boehner Plan to see what we got. To Thomas Sowell, the Boehner plan seems commendable because it would not only “spare the country a major economic disruption” but also “spare [...]

Watch for the day when it becomes, marked: ‘Account overdrawn.’

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This wonderful Michael Ramirez cartoon fits nicely with this small excerpt from Francisco’s Money Speech in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: “Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when [...]

Constitutionalism

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Don’t miss Charles Krauthammer’s article in today’s National Review, Constitutionalism: Americans are in the midst of a great national debate over the power, scope, and reach of the government established by that document. The debate was sparked by the current administration’s bold push for government expansion — a massive fiscal stimulus, Obamacare, financial regulation, and [...]

The Nanny State Marches Forward

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

“We could give it all back to you and hope you spend it right… But … if you don’t spend it right, here’s what’s going to happen.” — Bill Clinton, 1999 “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.” — Michelle Obama, 2010, referring to decisions on feeding children while talking about the Healthy, [...]