July 30, 2004
Its no accident that liberals are called do-gooders. They mean well, but they usually end up making things worse. Their hearts bleed for the disadvantaged, but, by helping them, liberals create unhealthy dependencies, disincentives, and dysfunctions that end up harming the very people and communities they intend to help. Its tempting to conclude that liberals are stupid, but I think its more complicated than that. Theyre impatient. They want results now, not later. Theyre shallow. They view humans as sentient beings, not as rational, autonomous agents. Theyre impetuous. They dont think through the implications of their policies.
With all due respect to my liberal friends, these are not the traits of the wise. They are the traits of children. Not only are liberals not entitled to govern; they dont deserve to govern. They need to grow up, develop a more holistic view of the person, develop a more realistic view of human nature, and cultivate a sense of patience. They need to stop patting themselves on the back for being benevolent, compassionate, caring, and sympathetic. Benevolence is neither necessary nor sufficient for acting rightly. Caring, far from being a synonym for justice, is often an impediment to it. Its not for nothing that we say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Liberals prove it every day.
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