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We Are Just Stupid And Selfish


Dianne Feinstein gives us a perfect picture of the arrogance and disingenuity of politicians.

They all purport to believe in democracy (the idea of a republic died long ago), which is nothing more than mob rule, but when the rubber meets the road they show their true colors.

They do not want “the people” to decide, they personally want to determine how everyone will live.

Feinstein is back at it with her gun ban bill.  She acknowledged that it’s unpopular, virtually no one wants it, and that it’s an “uphill battle”, but that isn’t going to deter her.  She’ll keep pushing for it no matter what, because she knows better than everyone else, even the people she supposedly represents.

This is equally true of Republicans and Democrats.

And people wonder why I have no use for politics or politicians.

Many of our contemporaries are firmly convinced that what is needed to render all human affairs perfectly satisfactory is brutal suppression of all “bad” people, i.e., of those with whom they disagree. They dream of a perfect system of government that—as they think—would have already long since been realized if these “bad” men, guided by stupidity and selfishness, had not hindered its establishment.

Ludwig von Mises

The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2013 by in democracy, Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Voting and tagged , , , , .

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