Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Riposte for Jay, or G K Chesterton's Wisdom

Folkie's managed to gin up a lengthy comment column on a post wherein he declines to answer the question "how much is TOO much" taxation.

We found a riposte today at Just One Minute:

"Give a man a fish, get his vote today; legislate his entitlement to fish hand-outs, get his vote forever"

...which cuts both ways--at both the nanny-State and its corollary, the "entitled" corporations (see: "licensing." "regulation" and other such rent-seeking masquerades.)

Of course, G K Chesterton already knew about both those evils and called them "Hudge" and "Gudge"--the Nanny State and the Big Corporation, respectively.

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