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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 93 of my late Nobel-laureate colleague James M. Buchanan‘s 2005 book, Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative: The Normative Vision of Classical Liberalism:

The socialist epoch was successful in replacing ‘God will take care of you’ (which I recall from an old hymn) with ‘the state will take care of you.’

DBx: Whether you believe in a supernatural being or, like me, have no such belief, given the state’s historical record at ‘caring’ for its subjects, it’s insane for ordinary people to turn to the state as a source of earthly security and comfort.