A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Quote of the Day

I'm not that big of a George Pataki fan, but I like this quote:

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
I wish we could put it on a billboard outside the windows of the Oval Office, so that President Bush could see it. He seems to have forgotten that Conservatives are supposed to be the party of small government.

New Orleans is a complete mess after two hurricanes because the government has accepted responsibility for the people there. The people no longer take responsibility for themselves.

And since that government so long ago usurped the people's responsibilities, it had a duty to take care of the people. But it failed.

People need to start taking responsibility for themselves.