All of them were great...but that last one is epic. Love Friedman.
It makes perfect sense to a leftist though. If the state owns your body, and universal health care means we all have to pay for your choices; then we all have a say in your personal choices and they are no longer your own since they will affect all of us monetarily.I actually found number 11 disturbingly prescient, since the same mentality that lead to drug prohibition is now leading us down the path toward "mandatory health" programs.
Good point....the right is more likely to support the failed WoDs anyway....thinking pandemonium will result if they are legalized.It makes sense to a right-ist, too. The drug prohibition is the right-authoritarian conclusion and the food controls are the left-authoritarian conclusion. It basically just boils down to people wanting to control other people's choices. It makes little difference which of those choices they are trying to control--sooner or later they want to control _all_ your choices.
So happy to hear that.....sad that so many parents in this country don't feel the same way.I'm substitute teaching at my kids' school next week, and one of the things I need to do at this school is come up with a quote for the kids to discuss at the beginning of each class period. I'm totally going to use that Thucydides quote. Thanks, Sean.
Apparently yesterday my daughter's history teacher used a quote from a book I gave him.
I'm fairly happy with our school.
Great message in his answer that you summed up in the quote.Haven't researched the author.....but love this:
"Loving your neighbour is not just loving those that agree with you, or look like you, or move in the same way that you do. It's loving those that don't."
Edit: Jonathan Issac. I dont' follow basketball at all....but here is what he said that was very articulate to why he's not getting the vaccine.