Thursday, January 31st, 2008 | Author:

In a recent article about the upcoming economic stimulus package that Washington declares will save us, Sheldon Richman says this:

As long as the president and the presidential aspirants adopt a somber yet hopeful and determined tone, pepper their speeches with big-sounding numbers and reassuring words, and promise to hand out money, most voters will be satisfied … They just want someone to make them feel safe, and there will be no shortage of such someones.


What a sad, but true, commentary. Many Americans now turn to politicians for their security, for their inspiration, for their knowledge. We want the government to solve our every problem. Libertarian skeptic that I am, though, I think the state usually makes things worse, rather than better, so I am proposing a revolutionary alternative:

It is better to take refuge in the LORD
Than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
Than to trust in princes.
Psalms 118:8-9

Okay, it’s not really revolutionary – it’s just unusual in 2008 America.

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