Just as many on the right naively fantasize that foreign problems are best solved by force, “liberals” fantasize that domestic problems – real and imaginary – are best solved by force. Jobs disappearing in Ohio? No problem – force Americans to buy fewer foreign goods. Too many Americans without health insurance? Force taxpayers to give it to them. The “distribution” of income doesn’t satisfy some Very Caring Person’s criterion? Government should forcibly redistribute. A mine collapses in West Virginia? Uncle Sam should force mine-owners to increase safety. See? All very simple.
The left and the right are united on force
August 11, 2008 by musefree