Monday, November 21, 2011

The Corruption Just Keeps On Coming!

Instapundit points to this Big Government article about the curiously fortunate timing of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)'s purchases and sales of pharmaceutical and health care companies as Obamacare worked its way through Congress.  As Ecclesiastes 1:9 points out: "there is nothing new under the sun."  Federalist 62 points out the danger:
Another effect of public instability is the unreasonable advantage it gives to the sagacious, the enterprising, and the moneyed few over the industrious and uniformed mass of the people. Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue, or in any way affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change, and can trace its consequences; a harvest, reared not by themselves, but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow-citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few, not for the many.
Our government has become (and not all that recently) what the Framers warned us about.

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