Filed under: Politics, The Constitution, Economy, Liberalism, Democrat Corruption, Capitalism, Progressives | Tags: The Welfare State, Steven Hayward, Other People's Money
From Steven Hayward
Liberalism’s irrepressible drive for an ever larger welfare state without limit arises from at least two premises upon which the left no longer reflects: the elevation of compassion to a political principle (albeit with other people’s money) and the erosion of meaningful constitutional limits on government on account of the idea of progress.
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Freedom, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: Democratic Governments, Steven Hayward, Winston Churchill
Over at Powerline, Steven Hayward posts a “Weekly Winston” quote from Winston Churchill who with long years of writing is exceptionally quotable:
Democratic governments drift along the line of least resistance, taking short views, paying their way with sops and doles, and smoothing their path with pleasant-sounding platitudes. Never was there less continuity or design in their affairs, and yet towards them are coming swiftly changes which will revolutionize for good or ill not only the whole economic structure of the world but the social habits and moral outlook of every family.