Quote of the day—John Stossel

We don’t live in a reasonable world. We live in a big government world.

John Stossel
2012
No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed
[I’m just finishing up this book. It’s a good book. For me there were lots of examples of how government screwed up things—all with the best of intentions. I knew in general that was the case but having more examples was nice. If you could get them to read the book the most benefit would be gained by politicians and progressive voters reading it. But if they could be convinced by facts and logic they probably wouldn’t be politicians and they certainly wouldn’t be progressives.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—John Stossel

  1. The most heinous deeds committed by humans are/were perpetrated for good intentions. It is the idea of good that is subject to interpretation and perspective.

  2. But if they could be convinced by facts and logic they probably wouldn’t be politicians and they certainly wouldn’t be progressives.—Joe

    If I had a blog that would be my quote of the day.

    I remember in 1970 my German teacher in High School translated a common aphorism into German, “Der Weg zur Hölle ist mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert.”
    (The way to Hell is paved with good intentions).
    It is one of the tragedies of the 20th Century that the German people did not consider that 45 years earlier.
    Will Smith caught a lot of grief 10 years ago for saying that even Adolf Hitler thought he was doing good. Such is the power of the human mind to create good intentions out of the most evil of deeds.

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