RNS Quote of the Day: 07-22-09

A simple truth.

A rule we can rely on to be unfailingly applied is this: No matter how much the government controls the economic system, any problem will be blamed on whatever small zone of freedom that remains.

Sheldon RichmanThe Madoff Scandal Exposes Government Failure

Sadly, this simple truth is becoming a constant. Every situation is classified as an emergency which calls for drastic measures in order to make sure it never happens again. When it does happen again, even more draconian measures are enacted.

Down the toilet bowl of history we go with the only question being are we still on a septic system where we’ll have to sit in the crap for a while before being naturally cleansed and reintroduced into the system or are we hooked up to the sewer line where we just get sent out for freefall and disintegration.

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