In a world where everything is red, it sure is hard to explain blue. And so it is with liberty. In our world today where government has assumed so many roles and responsibilities, it is sometimes very difficult to explain a world where true liberty, void of government intervention, could exist.
Today’s political toy of the minute is the payroll tax cut. The Democrats say that we must pass this tax cut and “pay” for it with a small increase in taxes on the wealthy. The Republicans say that is fine as long as we get this oil pipeline passed so that we can “create jobs”. The premise of both arguments is all red. Red, red, red. No concept of blue. Perhaps they should not be arguing over these trivial matters of how much money they are going to take from people but should instead be arguing whether they should be taking our money at all. Red and blue. Read the rest of this entry »