You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Eric Slone in The Spirits of 1976
I was visiting http://thistledewmercantileblog.wordpress.com/ and I thought that this was so profound that it needed to be repeated....what are we doing?? I do not need the government to take over my health care decisions...but if they do..then let them be the first to sign up.