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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Attic Knave of The Day!

"Privatizing Social Security would, do irreparable harm to our democratic 'common ground.' Privatization--whether of education, housing, or Social Security--makes us less of a public. It diminishes the republic--the res publica, or public things that define our commonwealth. It turns the common 'we' into a collection of private 'me's.' " Privatization is "a kind of reverse social contract: It dissolves the bonds that tie us together."

~Benjamin R. Barber
University of Maryland
Attic Side Note: Privatizing Social Security actually diminishes the "Social Welfare State" so near and dear to the socialist left.

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