Spicer speaks of the common good - common among whom? To think of society as a collectivized mind or entity is absurd. Society is made of individuals, each uniquely different. The common good is a non sequitur used by politicians to gain power; it does not exist.
In a totally free society, freed from all government - which has never been tried anywhere in the world - everything would be run much differently than it is today.
Unbridled capitalism is not very kind to the less fortunate; well, neither is communism, in which everyone is the less fortunate. Democracy doesn't work either. How many decades have political leaders talked of helping the less fortunate? Governments have never solved the problem and never will, because political practices don't work.
Sunday shopping is not an assault on the family, it is an assault on freedom if a law is passed prohibiting it. No one should be forced to work, but some people would welcome the extra earned money. People on welfare are a good example. Not only would it give them a sense of earned worth, it would release them from the clutches of the government.
Two thousand years of dishonesty and deception are enough; iet's give capitalism the chance it deserves.
last updated on April 28, 2002