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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 179 of my late, great colleague Walter Williams’s 1982 book, America: A Minority Viewpoint:

Conservatives, despite portraying themselves as guardians of American morality, have a long way to go before it can be said that they practice what they preach. This is particularly true of conservative politicians – congressmen, governors, mayors, and other officials, both elected and appointed. Conservative politicians, save a few … merely want to substitute their brand of government confiscation, control, and welfare for that of liberals [DBx: that is, progressives]. To boot, they use the same rationalization as do liberals to take away individual liberty: “For the good of the society” or “In the public interest.”

DBx: If Walter were still alive his voice would clearly and forcefully warn of the dangers lurking in the schemes of government interventions peddled as “common good capitalism.”

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