Monday, November 29, 2004

The Pursuit of Happiness

Pete du Pont has an excellent article on the philosophical differences between Republicans and Democrats. At one point he uses a somewhat watered down version of the quip: "A liberal is someone who, while watching a 14 year old girl performing a live sex act on stage, worries whether she's being paid the minimum wage." I also liked Gingrich's observation:
Rather than applauding Hillary Clinton's telling them last summer that their taxes must be raised because "we're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good," they prefer Newt Gingrich's observation that the Declaration of Independence's Pursuit of Happiness includes an active verb: "Not happiness stamps; not a department of happiness; not therapy for happiness. Pursuit."

The whole article is worth reading.

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