Friday, September 16, 2011

A Liberal Lets His True Feelings Shine Through

In this post about education reform comes this statement from someone who could only be a statist:
Don’t “roll back hard-won progress in student achievement,” responded Education Trust. “When left to their own devices, states have a long, well-documented history of aiming far too low and shortchanging the schools that serve our most vulnerable children.”
That's up for the people of the individual states to decide--at least according to my interpretation of the 9th and 10th Amendments.

I'll quote Daniel Webster again:
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

No comments: