Monday, September 7, 2009

Revolting Statistic of the Day

From a fine article by Star Parker:
"A hundred years ago the "public sector" was less than ten percent of our economy. By the 1940's it was almost one quarter. Soon it will be one half."

Sounds like time to invoke Jefferson's epigram:
"I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

* Letter to James Madison (30 January 1787); referring to Shays' Rebellion Lipscomb & Bergh ed. 6:65
Although, frankly, I'm pretty sure "little" isn't going to cut it this time around.

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

There's going to be a revolution alright...The wrong kind, I believe:
The first shot is getting fired at the kiddies' brains tomorrow!