I think what Thomas Jefferson was saying was that human beings and our activities are like a well built sailboat. We may tip and keel over in a storm, but we will right ourselves.....if left alone. It seems everything the government gets involved with, health care, education, energy policy, economic stimulus, the home mortgage business, interventionist foreign wars, and most everything else, they screw up. I think human beings were designed or evolved to be self-righting survivors and problem solvers. Quite obviously, if that was not the case we would not be here.
As I think Ronald Reagan said, the scariest words in the human language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Think about it.
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