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Monday, August 5, 2013

Thanks to Fr. Gregory Hogg for this morning wisdom.

"The push for national health care and the push for increased surveillance of Americans both stem from a common root: to protect us from 'the law of the jungle.' But these lead inevitably to 'the law of the zoo,' where we live in more-or-less gilded cages and are given our daily ration of gruel. Both assume that we are animals needing to be cared for, not human beings who prefer to live our few years under the sun in freedom. A dread disease or a jihadist bomber cannot take me anywhere that I wasn't already going without them. And no government intervention can keep me from dying."