Posts tagged ‘enjoy the decline’

Pessimists and Optimists

We are to regard existence as a raid or great adventure; it is to be judged, therefore, not by what calamities it encounters, but by what flag it follows and what high town it assaults. The most dangerous thing in the world is to be alive; one is always in danger of one’s life. But anyone who shrinks from that is a traitor to the great scheme and experiment of being.

GK Chesterton

“The most dangerous thing in the world is to be alive; one is always in danger of one’s life.”

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The Ruling Class and America’s New Mandarins

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.

Milton Friedman

Term limits increase the power of unelected professional staff.

The real conflict in political theory … is not between individualism and community. It’s between voluntary association and coerced association.

David Boaz
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Air Force Bake Sales and Sequestration


On to sequestration!

The end of the world! Our Comedian in Chief, he’s such a card.

Slaying the Make-Believe Sequester Monster

Washington’s professional politicians are doing their level best to use the prospect of fearsome sequestration budget cuts to scare the rest of us into endless refrains of “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”
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1-liners from The Comedian in Chief

Either Obama recruited writers from “The Daily Show” or a thick cloud of unreality has descended on the White House. How else to explain lines like these in Tuesday’s speech:

“It is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government.”

That’s rich coming from the guy who jacked up spending to record levels. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government is now on track to consume an average of 22.1% of GDP over the next decade.

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