Monday, September 07, 2009

For Those With Ears to Hear

The wisdom of G. K. Chesterton distilled through a discerningly faithful mind of Dale Ahlquist:
...the evil of big business has an evil twin sister: big government. When government tries to right the wrongs created by capitalism, it creates an even worse mess. The idea of socialism may sound good: to provide houses and food for everyone. However, in order to carry this out, State officials would have to inspect houses and regulate meals. The State has found it easier, Chesterton points out, to provide the building inspectors without providing the builders, and easier to restrict the diet without providing the dinner. We have simply "added all the bureaucratic tyrannies of a Socialist State to the old plutocratic tyrannies of a Capitalist State." The result is a loss of liberty and an assault on the common man.
G. K. Chesterton - Apostle of Common Sense, p. 159

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