|Frederic Bastiat, 1801 - 1850|
When the U.S. becomes yet another burnt-out socialist cesspool like much of Europe, where will people go who want to stay free? Where can anyone escape the coming financial collapse?
The Democrats even have a plan to turn Texas blue. What a ghastly thought.
Alas, those who promise free stuff will always win over the masses, it seems. Keep charging up the federal credit card to buy free stuff in exchange for votes from people who can't see beyond next week, nor are smart enough to balance their own checkbooks.
Perhaps the tides of history are against us. No, let's reword that. The tides of human nature are against us. In general, people will always take the easy way out, or at least what they perceive to be the easy way out. Instant gratification will always win out over delayed gratification. Live for today and let tomorrow take care of itself.
Understanding of complex issues takes work, like understanding how the economy works and wealth is created. Bumper sticker slogans and talking points will do instead.
What do we do now? Beats the hell out of me.