Friday, January 20, 2012
Today's Founders Quote: For the Common Good
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men."
- John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776.
There was another part that we didn't quite agree with, so we cut it down a bit. It's our blog - we're allowed. Your local lobbyist will disagree, but government has lost sight of who they legislate for - the whole of society. When they work for the overwhelming majority of the citizens, it is better overall. When they specialize benefits to a select few, at the cost of the majority, then things go wrong - generally because those type of benefits come at an exponentially higher cost. Whoa, too many big words there....
One big word that doesn't give us headaches is Francoise - as in Francoise Bourdahl. She benefits all!