The More Things Change… (Part III)

This post (to which I got from here) ends with a quote by TS Eliot:

Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.

According to Thomas Sowell, the quote is from a play, The Cocktail Party which was first performed in 1949. Hence, the subject.

However, I also wanted to include this list as well:

1) We do not need to compromise on spending; we need to spend less.

2) We do not need to compromise on taxation; we need to tax less and tax with less complication.

3) We do not need to compromise on regulation; we need to regulate less and with less political correctness and nannyism. We need to end the giant, super-powerful government bureaucracies that are not only costly but get “captured” by special interests and then add to cronyism; such bureaucracies are, in their essence, anti-liberty in their wide powers.

4) We do not need to compromise on the amount of crony capital that goes to politicians’ friends and to politically correct industries; we need to let everyone stand or fall on merit.

5) We do not need to compromise on how much of the people’s personal judgment we replace with government authority; we need to let grownups purchase whatever soda size they want and let parents be in charge of their own children. If that leads to imperfect outcomes for some, well, nobody ever said freedom was sugar-free.

6) We do not need to compromise on the Second Amendment (or any enumerated right of any citizen). [... snip...]

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