Thursday, May 17, 2007

Economic Initiative

Subtitle: Socialists Might Be The Stupidest People Alive

"[Freedom] is a right which is important not only for the individual but also for the common good. Experience shows us that the denial of this right, or its limitation in the name of an alleged 'equality' of everyone in society, diminishes, or in practice absolutely destroys, the spirit of initiative, that is to say the creative subjectivity of the citizen." (emphasis mine)

Check out the current issue of Imprimis for a thought-provoking speech by Rev. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute. The above quote is not Rev. Sirico, nor a famous economist, but the late, great Pope John Paul II.

How about ol' JPII? He was sounding absolutely Founding-Fatherish, if you don't mind me saying so. All you'd have to do is change the "shows" to "shews" and it's right out of the 18th Century. Just goes to show that the truth never goes out of style.

2 comments:

Sebosmile said...

What's with the 'might be the stupidest'? I think you seriously need to consider moving the 'might'.

Yay, JPII!

However, did any of the Founders ALWAYS wear red shoes?

The Monarchist said...

I know, I know, you're right. That was just me trying to hedge a little bit.

His "Gospel of Life" remains one of the more challenging and rewarding things I have ever read.

-AH