Mole Hills Can Become Mountains

The repeated calls for the state to do something about this, that, and the other thing, continue to pile up, and many individuals who cry out for this state interference simply have no clue that each of the little things they abdicate to state control, allows for less and less individual liberty, and personal responsibility.

Lawrence Reed, of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, notes this in a piece published today in the Grand Rapids Press titled Our liberties: slowly going up in smoke.  From Reed’s column.

Societies rise or fall depending on how civil its citizens are. The more they associate voluntarily, the safer and more prosperous they are.

The more they rely on force—legal or not—the more pliant they are in the hands of demagogues and tyrants. So resisting the statist impulse is no trivial issue. It is nothing less than the adult thing to do.

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