I cannot let a Thomas Sowell editorial go by without at least mentioning it. Today's editorial, called "Something for Nothing", is an intelligent analysis of the welfare state, with specific mention of Social Security and Medicare. Truly a must-read.
However, the editorial of the day goes to Jay Tea over at Wizbang. His post "There are none so deaf as those who will not hear" is about how, yet again, we are ignoring tremendous threats to world peace (i.e. Iran and Hamas), with some people even going so far as to rationalize the threats away.
In a democracy, this is what you get when you put the government on auto pilot. They ignore threats from outside the country until they become imminent, as they continue to lull you to sleep with welfare programs designed to buy your vote.
As you go to work or school today, know that your congressman, senators, and president are running the country on auto pilot, ignoring the major threats on the horizon, at the same time they are promising something for nothing, even though you are paying for it.
Have a nice day.