Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quips and Quotes - 3/3/11

"[T]he sprawl of government into every conceivable realm of life has caused the withering of traditional institutions. Fathers become unnecessary if the government provides Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Church charities lose their mission when the government provides food, shelter and income to the poor. And the non-poor no longer feel pressed to provide aid to those in need, be they aged parents or their unfortunate neighbors—“compassion” having become the province of the state." -- Mona Charen

imageBoycott rock fundraisers
(Live Aid; Live 8; etc).

Explain that rock stars have an unerring ability to choose the wrong causes. The original Live Aid event, for example, might have killed at least as many Africans as it saved by encouraging Ethiopia's Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariamin the Stalinist "land reform" program that had caused the famine in the first place.

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