Friday, August 03, 2007

Principles of Government

As the political clowns in Washington juggle ideas and programs and budgets and the futures of all Americans in these troubled times, every American voter (in fact, every voter who lives anywhere else in the world) should read the article by Harry Browne linked below. Harry died last year, but his ideas and common sense and insights live on. Read this now:

The Seven Never-to-be-Forgotten Principles of Government


  1. Honestly, I have such a hard time dredging up any interest in American politics :)



  2. That's unfortunate, Chani...Because the Washington wiseguys have no qualms about sticking their noses into anyone's business, here or abroad - "for the common good", of course.
    That was a very enlightening article, Mr. Pedde. So much so, I found myself passing it on to a leftist colleague who's not far from conversion to libertarianism - as soon as I can get it across that individual responsibility is always better than political privilege!

  3. Excellent article!
    I unfortunately find myself agreeing with all of its cynical splendor.

  4. Harry Browne wrote an excellent book called "How I found Freedom in an Unfree World," which I think should be read by anyone with more than half a dozen living brain cells. It was one of half a dozen books that really had some influence with me and my thinking.

  5. Thank you for this post. My father would have wanted to shake your hand. I, also, want to should the occasion ever arise.
    Universal truths are both enlightening and an important part of the human condition.

  6. Thanks, catmoves. It's nice to 'see' you here. I will be adding your blog to my blogroll.