The Federal Nationalization of Personal Responsibility

I recently read an article that confirmed to me a dangerous trend in the United States. W. Bradford Wilcox in his Wall Street Journal article entitled God Will Provide -- Unless the Government Gets There First, noted that there is a definite connection between a decline in a nation’s religiosity and the increase of welfare … Continue reading The Federal Nationalization of Personal Responsibility

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Human Inequality of Equality

The other day I was reading Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws ( 1748 ) and found myself struck by the relevance of his assessment of democracies. I was especially taken by a story he told from Xenphon’s Symposium. Montesquieu’s writes: Each guest in turn gives his reason for being pleased with himself. “I am pleased … Continue reading Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Human Inequality of Equality