Common sense tells us that the government’s attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy.
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.