http://us.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=5536025 I think this is a decent article. It’s surprising to me how nutty things get concerning unions. I personally believe unions are outdated and have served their purpose.
” Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force ; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” ~~~ George Washington.
What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business possessed of great wealth in which all citizens had a right to share…. Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result… If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms. ~~~ Edith Hamilton, The Echo of Greece, Chapter 2, page 47
- The Impact of Tax Rates on Economic Productivity and Fairness (taxprof.typepad.com)
” We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil. ” ~~~ Vice President Gerald R. Ford (Jan 26, 1974)
A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a Dictatorship. The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations has been 200 years. ~~~ Attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee.