54mm (1:32 scale) toy soldiers by Imperial Productions of New Zealand. (from here)
If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain. (from here (quoteinvestigator.com))
Contemplate those toy soldiers. Imagine ordering millions of real men and women into bloody combat. Many of the same people, pacifists who abhor war, have no qualms about social engineering. Why? Social engineering, using the government to make society better, seems like the most laudable of goals. “We” are going to care for the aged, cure the sick, feed the hungry, stop racial discrimination, make sure everyone has a job, educate the ignorant, and so forth. Unfortunately, there are problems.
- We cannot trust our leaders with the kind of power required for efficient social engineering. We elect people to protect our rights. If we give our leaders the power to…
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