Friday, August 06, 2010

Brooding About the Ruling Class - Lexington Green

A few weeks back I linked to a long article by Angelo Codevilla on the Ruling Class vs. what he calls the Country Class. If you haven't read it, you should.  The subject has set Lexington Green over at Chicago Boyz to brooding about why it is that the Ruling Class has such cultural confidence, and you should read that too. There's also a very interesting discussion going on in the comments. I especially liked this from a comment left by "Dave," on what to say to those who seem to think that more government is always the solution to our problems: 

It’s long past time for those who do not favor government solutions to point out that morality only has meaning when applied to the individual. Without a free choice, the individual cannot act morally and by denying this free choice, government is destroying the benefits of acting morally (e.g. inspiring others to act in the same way, impressing on the recipient of assistance the value of that assistance, etc).

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