Friday, June 27, 2014

Let Me Leave You With This Thought

Thought of the day is a simple, yet insightful, demolishing of an annoying trope of Obama's.  From Prof. Instapundit...with paratheticals provided by yours truly.
Government, we are sometimes told, is just another word for things we choose to do together.
Like a lot of things politicians say, this sounds good. And, also like a lot of things politicians say, it isn't the least bit true.
Many of the things government does, we don't choose (just one off the top of my head...funds Hamas). Many of the things we choose, government doesn't do (i.e. enforce border security). And whatever gets done, we're not the ones doing it. And those who are doing it often interpret their mandates selfishly (IRS targeting).
Might I also add that things we choose to do together are often done together via things like churches, civic organizations (Tea Parties?), and corporations.

Have a nice weekend.