Lather, rinse, repeat:
By the way, I had Mike in my blogroll before I moved this site (blogroll resurrection pending), and with good reason. Few out there do fury as well as he does.
OK, maybe not. I wouldn’t wish it on someone so capable of pretty much *anything* else, but after reading his posts in this forum (start with post #14 on page 2 and just keep reading what he says), I’m even more enamored of him than I was before (and I didn’t think it was possible to admire the guy MORE than I did).
Here’s just a sample to whet your appetite:
“”Because all too often Clem, we grow to resent the thing we depend on. It’s the great, unintended consequence of our welfare system. We have come to accept the idea that it’s OK to hand out taxpayer money with the expectation of getting nothing in return. In fact, a lot people honestly believe it’s the role of government to do that very thing. Personally, I think those people have confused governance with charity. Charity comes with no strings attached, and can be provided by anyone – loved ones and caring strangers alike. Churches. The Red Cross. Doctors Without Boarders. The Salvation Army. Take your pick. Government however, does not exist for that purpose. Citizenship and democracy demand participation. From everyone. Government Welfare does not. It doesn’t matter how well-intended its proponents are, or how dire the circumstances of the recipient might be. Our government can’t work if we run it like a charity. “
Go. Read more now. You can thank me later.