Wednesday, October 05, 2011

On Paternalism and Freedom

An excerpt from a timely piece by Michael Tanner, writing for National Review Online:
For too long, both liberals and too many conservatives have attempted to impose on people the government’s standards of what is best for them rather than leaving them to their own decisions, merely because those decisions may be mistaken. That is the real legacy of the welfare state as expanded by President Obama and as it has been practiced on a bipartisan basis for the last half century or more: We are, quite simply, less free.

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