Wednesday, July 8, 2009

overruling Providence

In the exercise of this power of intermeddling with the private pursuits and individual occupations of the citizen a Government may at pleasure elevate one class and depress another; it may one day legislate exclusively for the farmer, the next for the mechanic, and the third for the manufacturer, who all thus become the mere puppets of legislative cobbling and tinkering, instead of independent citizens, relying on their own resources for their prosperity. It assumes the functions which belong alone to an overruling Providence, and affects to become the universal dispenser of good and evil.
(The Revolution by Ron Paul, p. 72 -- quoting William Leggett)

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