Political Commodity Is Now Children
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by Mark Gibb

[This letter was published in Florida Today on Friday, June 26, 1998]

It's disgusting.

Politicians gain power by dealing in the commodity called Children. Kids are the drug that drive back-door deals and shady compromises whose only goal is the cynical acquisition of power to further a particular social agenda at the expense of liberty.

A few examples: The tobacco deal, the effort to socialize education, many safety regulations, and more.

Next time you hear a politician earnestly wailing about a program to help "the Children," ask yourself a few questions. What will be the ultimate effect of this program? Will it increase the size of government? Will it reduce individual responsibility? Will it remove parental rights? Will it strangle innovation? Will it move us that much closer to tyranny?

This trade in the drug called Children has to stop.


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