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Sunday, November 10, 2013

People refuse to learn from reality and history

Robert Tracinski: Ten Lessons of ObamaCare -- the problem is deeper than ObamaCare: the problem is governmant ... and a population that government has trained to believe that they can live indefinately off the labor of others; that is, to believe that by collectively stealing the liberty of others, they can individually live "for free" and with no loss of their own liberty, or moral worth.

Here are Mr Tracinski's ten lessons:
1. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
2. Regulation stifles production.
3. The power to tax is the power to destroy.
4. No one is accountable.
5. Politicians lie.
6. The press lies, too.
7. The Law of Unintended Consequences.
8. The Law of Intended Consequences.
9. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
10. Freedom is indivisible.

Do read the whole thing.