In this interview with Reason.tv, the Foundation for Economic Education’s President, Larry Reed, gave three lessons of freedom we are in danger of forgetting:
1. Government can provide you with absolutely nothing except that which it has first taken from somebody else.
2. A government big enough to give you want you want, is big enough to take everything you have.
3. A free people are not economically equal, and an economically equal people are not free.
On an unrelated note, I saw a young eagle today, perching in a tree outside of the Akin family’s house. Here is a quick shot I took right before it flew off: