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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 85 of Robert Higgs’s Winter 1997/1998 Independent Review essay, “Puritanism, Paternalism, and Power,” as this essay is reprinted in the 2004 collection of some of Bob’s essays, Against Leviathan:

Paternalists are more ambitious than Puritans. Whereas the latter are content to steer people away from sinful behavior, the former go further, seeking also to promote the worldly health, safety, and welfare of their wards, coercively if need be.