Sunday, November 16, 2008
SteynOnline - THE DEATH OF THE AMERICAN IDEA: "If you went back to the end of the 19th century and suggested to, say, William McKinley that one day Americans would find themselves choosing between a candidate promising to guarantee your mortgage and a candidate promising to give 'tax cuts' to millions of people who pay no taxes he would scoff at you for concocting some patently absurd H.G. Wells dystopian fantasy. Yet it happened. Slowly, remorselessly, government metastasized to the point where it now seems entirely normal for Peggy Joseph of Sarasota, Fla., to vote for Obama because 'I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage.'"
Posted by peculiarwit at 12:53 PM