Friday, January 21, 2011

Ask What You Can Do For Yourself

I've seen the "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" quote for years, but not thought much about it. My grandmother even had it on a wall hanging.

This article reminds us of Milton Friedman's response.

Isn't language fun? As a friend has suggested, maybe I need a course in rhetoric.

I had always thought it was promoting the sort of solidarity I saw after 9/11. I never considered that it was promoting the good of the government over that of the people. Or that it was encouraging dependence on the government like this:

No comments:

Post a Comment