17 June 2010

Rarely are Set-Up and Punchline so Well Married

I came across this little vignette on the LRC blog, about the mantra of "saving the children" being used to justify goverment muscle:

A few days ago, I participated in a “focus” group directed by a politically-correct “liberal” organization. Each of us was asked to make a brief statement about five politically-oriented groups. One of them was UNICEF. My statement was that it is “an international organization that uses children as an excuse for the expansion of governmental power; that whenever legislation is proposed to ‘help the children,’ you should run.” A woman sitting next to me — and who works for a state bureaucracy to “help” children — responded: ”but that’s the work I do.” I replied: “then you know what I mean.”

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