Sunday, June 26, 2011

Quote of the day

Liberals believe that power imbalances exist that must be corrected, not due to any structural factors but due to, for lack of a better term, the basic incompetence of the individual...The difficulty in mimicking the liberal position is not in faking this disdain for the individual, but the requirement that it be done inconsistently. For example, teenage girls are smart enough to make decisions on abortion without parental involvement but strict state controls are needed to keep them out of tanning salons. The rubes out there can make good decisions about their sexual practices but can’t be trusted to eat the right foods. 
Indeed. As plenty of other people have noted, it's curious that many on the left describe themselves as "pro-choice" even though they are anything but on a variety of issues such as school choice or allowing individuals to choose how to invest their Social Security funds. Many, if not most, left-wing policies only make sense if one begins from the premise that people possess the intelligence of your average barnyard animal. Either that or everyone is a selfish jerk. 

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