26 January 2007

quote of the day-or-so

I believe in personal responsibility and limited government. I do not believe the Founding Fathers intended the government to be some vast beneficent safety net that would take care of citizens from cradle to grave. The truth is that America's most important instrument of social justice stares back at each of us in the mirror every morning. We have grown accustomed to thinking it's government's job to take care of our neighbors and brothers and sisters and parents. But it's not. It's my job, and it's your job. And the sooner we realize that and get to work, the better our society will become and the faster everyone will realize we've been looking for justice in the wrong places.
-- Warren Bluhm, The Green Bay News Chronicle (Wisconsin), August 2, 2001

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