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December 30, 2013

"You, sitting right there in your chair, watching these words move across your screen, are the problem."

A problem 311,591,917 human souls strong. You eat too much or you don’t pay enough taxes, you drive your car too often, you haven’t bought solar panels for your roof, you browse extremist websites when you should be browsing government informational sites for tips on how to do or not do all of the above. But most of all… you still don’t understand what a great problem you are for the people running this country into the ground between the Atlantic and the Pacific. They keep trying to solve you, but you don’t go away. Dan Greenfield, There Ain’t No More Middle-Ground

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 30, 2013 3:27 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This is the best essay I have read this year. Also, the saddest.

Posted by: Leslie at December 30, 2013 2:14 PM

There's no fixing it now. When congress announced it would by federal law tell you what toilet and shower head you could use and people shrugged, that was the sign it was all over for the republic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 30, 2013 2:51 PM

Definition of progressivism by the Denver Post's David Harsanyi:

"Progressivism is the belief that we have too much freedom with which to make too many stupid choices."

Greenfield is a little late to the party. I wrote years ago that "you are the problem" in the eyes of government, and I don't think I was first then, either.

See here, for example.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at December 31, 2013 7:49 AM

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