Quote of the Day

 “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.”  Ronald Reagan

 

We’ve often heard the first sentence of this famous quote.  The following ones both clarify that, and amplify it.

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. I.R. Wayright says:

    Reagan also warned us about socialized medicine.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_Speaks_Out_Against_Socialized_Medicine
    Excerpt.
    “Reagan says that “Government has invaded the free precincts of private citizens,” stating that the U.S. government owns “1/5 of the total industrial capacity of the United States.” “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.” Reagan cites the failure of president Harry Truman’s national health insurance proposal as evidence of the American people’s rejection of socialized medicine.”

    And here we are. If you think it’s expensive now, wait until it’s free.
    Try telling THAT to a snowflake.

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