Thursday, October 14, 2004

Social Engineering

Great quote from today's Cato Daily Dispatch by Doug Bandow

Soul molding is important business, but it isn't government's business. The state doesn't do the job well; the government's agenda won't always be benign.

Most important, that's not the state's proper role. Government has been instituted to secure individual rights, not to empower those who would reprogram their neighbors. The state should step out of the way of the family, church, community, and other institutions as they seek to shape values. Government should not seek to override or supplant those institutions.

Couldn't have said it better myself. This is what the activists want... to use government to reprogram their neighbors.

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