On Fox-n'-Friends Gary Nolan debated the free-market aspect and raising taxes on the poor aspect of the debate. (Posted by: Religio-Political Talk) Pointing out (rightly) that costs for smokers is a myth by the opposing side (what Professor Walter Williams calls "lifestyle Nazi's"). John Banzhaf takes the side that wants more-and-more government co-ercios, bringing to mind a quote by CS Lewis:
- "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - CS Lewis, God in the Dock.
The left love to manifacture crisis’ and then exploit them for all the legislative power they can ring out of it:sexual harassment; nuclear power; anorexia; second-hand smoke; heterosexual AIDS; swine flu; silicone breast implants; homelessness in America; hunger in America; peanuts; man-made global warming, etc. etc.