Monday, March 22, 2010

What soft despotism looks like; and a word from C. S. Lewis

Go here for the 20 ways Obamacare will inhibit your freedoms, i.e., soft despotism.  Before reading that, read this, from C. S. Lewis (HT: my brother, Patrick Beckwith):

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. 

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