Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

"The worship of the state is the worship of force.  There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men.  The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.  The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster."

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

Unknown when this was said, but it is as true now as then, or ever!

Gubments killed more people in the 20th century than anything other than disease.  And many gubments killed their own people, not only those of other countries with which they were at war.  Many gubments were at war with their own citizens!

And the real problem when gubment "officials" think THEY are the state, and should be worshiped, is that their self-perceived power needs to grow and change into more, and then more.  And, as Dr. von Mises says, they become vile.

When a sweeping bill, an all-controlling bill, a totally-dominating bill like "health" care is enacted, it comes with its first puny bureaucracies attached.  I have heard that the recent "health" care bill has over 200 bureaucracies already built in.  They will need to grow.  More bureaucracies will need to be attached. 

And total worship will be required or we will NOT participate. 

Those who deny their worship will be put away.  HISTORY HAS NEVER, EVER, EVER BEEN DIFFERENT.

Think this through.  Reading the above von Mises quote, does anyone think all those "officials" will be competent, incorruptible and pure?  Please.  Like the song says, "meet the new boss, same as the old boss."  Except this new boss has bigger, more vicious teeth, is more dominant, can do permanent harm and is lying from the start.  But we had to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it...  That was said by someone who DEMANDS worship. 

Don't think otherwise.

It would really, really behoove all of us to read the lyrics to this "The Who" song:

"We Won't Get Fooled Again"

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Free, as used in the term free enterprise, is referring to opportunity and expression of ability Michael.  And even if no money is involved, risk has its own "costs," just not financial.

August 16, 2011 06:04 AM
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Andrew Mooers
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Won't get fooled again (Who crank it up and out, fade to black)

August 16, 2011 06:09 AM
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Jay Markanich
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I hope not Andrew.  It seems like as a populace we get suckered every time.

August 16, 2011 06:13 AM
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John Mulkey
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Jay - Von Mises had an grasp of economics that could help us overcome our current malaise.  Unfortunately, too few are even aware of who he was, much less what he espoused.

August 16, 2011 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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John - he was a classic.  The Austrian School (von Mises, Hayek) was very influential on the Chicago School (Friedman, et al).

August 16, 2011 06:34 AM
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Jeremy Wrenn
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Jay, this line says it all:  "But we had to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it."

Knowing that she didn't KNOW what was in it, shouldn't she have waited to FIND OUT?  I guess that would be the responsible thing.  Maybe I should sell her something really expensive under contract, and have her sign the contract before reading, as she could "find out what was in it" after she signed the contract?

I guess that's why I'll never get elected, I think logically.  :)

August 16, 2011 12:20 PM
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Steven Cook
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Mixing Von Mises with The Who -- now that is the kind of intellectual power that is sadly going out of style.

August 16, 2011 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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She is one frightful person Jeremy.  What an attitude!

Steven - not going out of style here!  Hey, I mixed Paul Simon with a dryer vent!  And wrote a new song!

And Dr. von Mises would be proud.

August 16, 2011 05:47 PM
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Nicholas Goglucci
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Congratulations - This post is now featured in Silent Majority Group of Active Rain!

August 16, 2011 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Thanks Nick!  Glad you enjoyed it!

August 16, 2011 09:04 PM
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Karen Kruschka
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Jay  Thw thing that amazes me is that the politicians still do not understand the level of protest that is roiling under the surface. It is my prediction we are in for a shock wave in the next election.  I am also convinced we are are going to see people in the streets in 2012

August 17, 2011 05:47 AM
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Jay Markanich
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Karen - I don't think they care.  Did they not hear the very small whisper of opposition to the "health" care bill?  And I say that facetiously.  The people in the streets will be those who still want money, my money, your money, without having to work for it.  In addition to battling the politicians we people who work for a living will be battling the ever-growing sector of the country that does NOT work!

August 17, 2011 06:29 AM
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Jeremy Wrenn
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Yes, Ms. Pelosi is one that carries quite an attitude.

 

That Pelosi ma'am!

That Pelosi ma'am!

I do not like that Pelosi ma'am!

August 17, 2011 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Me either Sam I am...

August 17, 2011 08:23 AM
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Jeremy Wrenn
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:)

August 17, 2011 08:35 AM
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Mike Jaquish
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Thanks for the post, Jay.

And for the link to The Who.  Good stuff there, too!

August 17, 2011 08:36 AM
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Jay Markanich
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Jeremy - keep smiling!

Mike - anytime you can do something esoteric AND link it to rock and roll you are way ahead!

August 17, 2011 12:16 PM
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Jason Sardi
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Speaking of worship, the business of Religion may just compete with the Gubment in the killing of people through the ages.  How many wars were fought because of that cause?

Way Ahead:)

 

August 18, 2011 01:17 AM
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Steve Hoffacker
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Jay,

Sometimes it's very difficult to distinguish between leaders and the state. Often the leaders define the state. :)

Steve

August 18, 2011 06:59 PM
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Jay Markanich
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We are in the middle of a religious war Jason.  Don't think it otherwise.  But true religion does not cause wars.

Leaders always define the state Steve.

August 18, 2011 08:19 PM
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