September 27, 2006

HISTORY BREAK



Caption: These little guys have good leadership. Why can't we?

Goat Rope interrupts its regularly scheduled programming of rants about the present to share two quotes from former presidents.

...the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.

Thomas Jefferson


I hold that if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of the work, He would have made them with mouths only and no hands; and if He had ever made another class that He intended should do all the work and no eating, He would have made them with hands only and no mouths.

Abraham Lincoln


REGULAR RANT RESUMED

OK. Now back to the present. Tomorrow's Goat Rope is going to be about health care and the economy. Here is a link to an interesting article in today's New York Times that goes against the grain.

Usually, people complain about the growing cost of health care (for good reason). The author here seems to be reminding us that, on the proverbial other hand, health care is kind of important and that spending lots of money so that people can have longer and fuller lives doesn't necessarily compare unfavorably with spending money at the mall.

GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED

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