“What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.” Thomas Sowell
The free market is ALWAYS better off without government interference. The only reason there is so much government interference is because we the people have allowed it. Since FDR and his New Deal, the government has grown. Why? Because of us (well, actually, I am not old enough to vote yet so it’s all on your shoulders. Just kidding, but not really).
It’s like the Simpsons episode where a bear wandered into the town and everyone begged the mayor to make sure that the town would be safe. The mayor is only too happy to oblige and (viola!) the town is bear-free. Can you guess what happens next? Homer gets really mad because the mayor added a Bear-Patrol tax. We have got to stop asking the government to “protect us.” And that goes for the economy as well. If we allow the government (and yes, we do allow the government to do X, even if it is by not talking about it) to “protect” the little guys, we open ourselves up to:
Higher Taxes, i.e. The Bear-Patrol
Unintended legislation, i.e. the law of unintended consequences
And Economic Downturn i.e. the Great Depression (I’ll deal with this in a later post)
One of the best examples of this is the 2008 housing crash. When the government thinks it can force “fair values” on the economy, it might work for a short time but in the long term, it will never be good for the economy.
The only reason our government is so big is because we let it be. So, if you’re like me, and want to be able to grow up in a country where it doesn’t restrict gun rights and doesn’t restrict our personal lives, then pressure your parents and family members to vote if they don’t already.
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