April 9, 2012

Otequay of the Ayday

These are the ancient arguments that once pitted the liberty of the American Revolution against the egalitarianism of the French, the statist visions of John Maynard Keynes against the individualism of Friedrich Hayek, and the tragic admission that we cannot be truly free if we are all forced to end up roughly equal versus the idealism that if we are all roughly equal then we are at last truly free.

In blunter terms, Romney's message is that, if you have the money to drive a nice Kia, what do you care if a sleek Mercedes whizzes by? Obama's answer, in contrast, is that you should care, because the guy in the Mercedes probably took something from you.

-- Victor Davis Hanson in IBD: 'The 2012 Election Is A Contest Between Freedom And Fairness'

Don't Demand the Unearned Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at April 9, 2012 2:46 PM
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