Thursday, January 7, 2010

Words of wisdom

In the late 19th century, the U.S. House had a wise and effective Speaker named Thomas Brackett Reed.
One of the wisest things he said was, “One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.”
As we know, this is a core belief of liberals. Even now they are engaged in trying to cure all the evils in the world by passing laws (without regard to costs and actual benefits).
Reed once said of a couple of his colleagues, “They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.”
That applies to liberals as well.
Reed's wisdom is needed today.

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