18 September 2014

A Word About Progressives

“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?” 

~ Frédéric Bastiat

1801 - 1850

11 comments:

armedlaughing said...

A - MEN!

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

gfa, it's clear they DO think they're better & smarter than the rest of us.

Unfortunately, the misery they've already created puts the lie to that myth.

Matt said...

I think they were made out of the clay found in a pig mire.

Rev. Paul said...

Matt, I personally think even less of their philosophy. To quote Romans 1:22 a bit out of context, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools..."

Matt said...

Ya, know... I went back and read the passage in context and the progressives fall flat in the middle of the text itself. The things these people come up with fit with what is found in the context.

Then read Matthew 7:20

Great job on that.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Matt. I always preface a partial quote with the caveat about it being out of context - a couple of rabid trolls start sending me nastygrams otherwise, and I get tired of deleting all the e-mails & remarks.

JMD said...

Rev Paul, I am sure you know the answer to how they view themselves.

Even Henry Kissinger called the rest of us "worthless eaters".

Rev. Paul said...

JMD, I'm aware of their attitude; they're pretty full of themselves.

Cathy said...

Never heard that quote or of that man.
Wiser words were rarely spoken.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy - as long as you learned something, then my job is done. :)

LOL!

Cathy said...

:)