January 06, 2011

quote of the moment

"I do not believe it is the job of the federal government to *teach* us
anything. It is simply part of the apparatus of compulsion and coercion
whose job it is, at most, to [maintain] the basics of social order. When
we allow it to become our Teacher we are elevating it to a role for
which it has no comparative moral authority. Why should *its* values be
authoritative? Why not *my* values? Why not *your* values?"

-- Mario Rizzo