Just Some Wisdom For The Day – Friedman vs Donahue

Sometimes you just need to sit back and absorb some wisdom.

Donahue’s pompous body language really tells the tale.  He didn’t listen to anything Friedman said, and it never did get absorbed.

More Friedman wisdom for you to reflect on …

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. (Read why his words ring true today here, here, and here)

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.

Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

Posted on June 7, 2011, in Big Government, Casey's Philosophy, Politics and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. He was so brilliant, and we need to keep reflecting back to his mind.
    Its been some time, but I recall, he and others helping Chile to develop a Social Security program, and as I remember it has been so successful that they are retiring with a larger sum than we are.
    I wonder why our conservative leaders aren’t referring to that success when being badgered by the Democrat Liberals when they are crying wolf, and trying to scare our seniors. Of course our Social Security needs to evolve into a privatized program, and if it had always been, we wouldn’t have been stolen from, and would be drawing far more than our seniors are today.

    and, so what are you up to these days my friend?
    We do miss hearing you, and Heather on the radio.

    My wife Pamela, and me only met you once in person, at Stoney’s with Sheriff Joe.

    also, please send a better choice to us than Romney. If need be will back anyone, but surely we pray for a true Conservative to come riding up on that white horse……please.

  2. Thanks,
    And by the way, our Flag does not share its pole with the Carl’s Jr’s flag any longer.
    Thankfully it wasn’t a National Campaign, but just our local guy.