Monday, October 27, 2008


Edmund Burke, from his Thoughts and Details on Scarcity (1795):
To provide for us in our necessities is not in the power of Government. It would be a vain presumption in statesmen to think they can do it. The people maintain them, and not they the people. It is in the power of Government to prevent much evil; it can do very little positive good in this.
(via The Corner)

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