Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quote of the Week

From George Will, commenting on the Obama administrations fascination with that 19th century technology, trains:

". . . the real reason for progressives’ passion for trains is their goal of diminishing Americans’ individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism.

To progressives, the best thing about railroads is that people riding them are not in automobiles, which are subversive of the deference on which progressivism depends. Automobiles go hither and yon, wherever and whenever the driver desires, without timetables. Automobiles encourage people to think they—unsupervised, untutored, and unscripted—are masters of their fates. The automobile encourages people in delusions of adequacy, which make them resistant to government by experts who know what choices people should make.."

1 comment:

  1. I run with a section from that same Will column in my "Quickies" later today.

    Wlll nailed it. It's the "freedom", stupid.