Any antidote to the toxic folly being spread around these days is a welcome cognitive balm:
During the Age of Reason, Francis Bacon wrote "Above all things good policy is to be used so that the treasures and monies in a state be not gathered into a few hands... Money is like muck, not good except it be spread."
You listen to joe the plumber, I'll take one of the founders of the enlightenment.
I recall with a wince, when one of the dumphucs here reacted to the word 'enlightenment' by talking about n korea. Sad state of affairs.
No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
Charles E. Wilson
The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.