Diary

Of Last Refuges

According to Senator Joseph Biden, if we roll over and play dead when the government wants to take even more money out of our paychecks to put in the Department of the Treasury so as to finance Bridge to Nowhere boondoggles, an education system that doesn’t even come close to delivering a bang for the buck (even though we spend more per pupil than any other country in the world), a Medicare and Social Security system that are on the verge of collapse and more GSEs that could go the way of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, an ever-expanding government that takes away more and more autonomy from the state and local levels, we will be “patriotic.”

This site informs me that when Samuel Johnson issued his famous saying about patriotism, he was not denouncing a genuine love of country, but only false patriotism. That seems like the correct attitude to take and it seems fair to conclude that Samuel Johnson would not have found much to like about Joe Biden.