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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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Two Conservatives has an informative post on Lucy Beauchamp’s announcement that she plans to run for the Clerk of the Circuit as an independent. In particular, Charles talks about the things the Washington Post article did not say about Beauchamp’s … Continue reading
Aesop’s Fables includes a story about a fox and and a bunch of grapes (here) that were tantalizing just out of reach. Try as he might, the fox could not reach the grapes. So to console himself, he decided the … Continue reading
In his latest verbal fiasco, Senate Richard J. Durbin reveals that he knew all along that the Bush administration misused intelligence on Iraq to lead us into war (here). “The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the … Continue reading
Democrats argue Iraqis do not have a cultural heritage conducive to democratic government and that the threat posed by Saddam Hussein could have been contained. On the other hand, Republicans believe Saddam Hussein’s connections with terrorists made Hussein too dangerous … Continue reading
If you google chocolate and FDA, you will find yet another cherished American tradition under assault (see here and here for examples). If big chocolate and the FDA has its way, chocolate will no longer be chocolate. Fortunately, there is still time (here) … Continue reading