Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Wizard of O

Rick over at Wizbang sent over both a link to a stirring Rush Limbaugh column and a memorable observation from Jim Addison which was subsequently sent to the Wizbang Comments section. Both are worth your while. Here's the Limbaugh piece which appeared in the Wall Street Journal and below I print the Addison comments.

The left in government is very much like the Wizard of Oz. Remember when the little dog Toto pulled back the curtain, exposing the old guy who was behind all the lights, smoke, and mirrors?

Dorothy reprimanded him, "You're a very bad man!"

But the Wiz defended himself, saying, "Oh, no, my dear - I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard."

In a nutshell, that's the problem with leftists in government. They may be very good people with the very best of intentions, but they are very bad Wizards.

Our Founders understood this very well, which is why they created a system of limited federal authority with multiple checks and balances.

Spot on. Thanks, Rick.