- Straight talk cannot get a politician from a current point A to the point B at which he really wishes to arrive.
- To extend a growth-of-government line, project it indefinitely in a line straight to hell.
- To describe how politicians approach the real solution to a social or economic problem, trace the circle described by a fixed radius of substantial length from the solution point.
- All right and left angles are morally equal to one another.
- Politics and morality are parallel lines and never meet.
- Democratic and Republican policies that are essentially equal to the same thing are also equal to one another.
- If equal amounts are added to the government’s debt by Republicans and Democrats, the increases in the debt are equally inconsistent with the general public interest (if any exists).
- If equal amounts of economic rationality are subtracted from economic policy, then the number of incumbents reelected to Congress is equal to the number reelected in the previous election.
- Politicians who coincide with one another, such as Republicans and Democrats who support “bipartisan” measures, are equally dishonorable.
- The whole of society is greater than the part that government officials can comprehend, and much greater than the part that they can manage for the attainment of a desirable end.
- The path of political evolution is spherical and expanding: any course of political events brings society back to the point at which it started, but upon its return, the problem has been made much worse.
- The shortest distance between a free society and a totalitarian society passes through war.
segunda-feira, 4 de junho de 2012
Axiomas da Geometria Política
Por Robert Higgs: