In 1949, sixty-five years ago, Henry Hazlitt wrote in Newsweek:
One of the strange perversions that have crept into our political life is the habit of praising Congress for the amount of legislation it has passed or denouncing it for “dawdling” when it passes little.
Sadly, the same rhetoric lives to this day. Here’s a snapshot from today’s Google News:
Basically, if Congress doesn’t strip us of enough of our liberties, it’s being “unproductive”. One would think the biggest government in the history of the world would satisfy the lust for power to some extent. Instead, history shows us that power knows no bounds. It’s just rinse & repeat.
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