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Thursday, September 04, 2003  

Wrong Turn
On airbags and the Left.

But Nader was never the kind of activist who had great faith in the people whose lives he was trying to protect. He and the other Haddonites were sworn to a theory that said that the way to prevent typhoid is to chlorinate the water, even though there are clearly instances where chlorine will not do the trick. This is the blindness of ideology. It is what happens when public policy is conducted by those who cannot conceive that human beings will do willingly what is in their own interest.

Via Instapundit

posted by Calvin | 3:25 PM

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