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November 28, 2005

Quote To Ponder: 11/28/05

by Eric

“Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer. It’s so hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true. The fact is, bureaucracies are a problem around the world.”

— Ronald Reagan

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  • Tom

    Paradoxically, Reagan and all like-minded persons have a monopoly on the truth that government planners cannot do as well for us as we can do for ourselves.

  • Eric

    Funny paradox, that. Of course, the difference is that folks who think that way aren’t trying to tell you what to do. They are just stating a truism. And then they advocate a course of action based on that truism. And leave it up to us to decide. Instead of telling us what we have to do. It reminds me of my questions in Who Should Decide?

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