Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Get Involved!

"It's a mistake to applaud greater involvement in politics as if such involvement is by its very nature the best use of people's time and effort. A more serious delusion is that politics is the only -- or, at least, the most noble -- venue for each of us to get "involved" with our fellow humans.

In fact, though, we are involved even when we pay no attention to politics. We care for our families, support our friends, work at jobs that produce goods and services for millions of people and are active members of churches and clubs.Each of us is intensely involved, daily.

Indeed, we are involved better and more fully when we act privately (that is, outside of government) than when we act politically."

Don Boudreaux, George Mason University, in The Pittsburg-Tribune Review

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