B-Daddy at The Liberator Today had some thoughts on Indiana governor, Mitch Daniels' new book Keeping the Republic, Saving America by trusting Americans
First, here's Daniels on the existential matters of freedom and liberty:
The coming debate is not really about something so mundane as tax policy or health care or energy choices. It is about things more fundamental: who is in charge, the people or those who supposedly serve at their sufferance?(ed. note: it's as if tax policy and health care are symptoms of the larger question, right?)
And here's B-Daddy's response:
Answering that it is the former, requires the people to be capable of managing their own affairs. They are in fact so capable. But we should remember that it is ingrained in the language of the left that all mankind's ills: sickness, poverty, old age, sloth, and gluttony are not solved by individuals or capitalist institutions, only by government. But a government powerful enough to solve such issues would be a fearful master indeed, and we would be subjects, not citizens. It is good of Daniels to remind us.(italics, ours)
But what's the big panic?... It's not as ifthe government is telling us what we can or cannot eat or that it's forcing you to purchase a service from a private entity.... uh, never mind. Looks like that government is well on its way to solving all of our ills and that is something that should be of great concern to all Americans.