Self-government won’t work without self-discipline.

—Paul Harvey

I never was a fan of Paul Harvey. He segued from news to ads so smoothly that many of his listeners didn’t realize that he was advertising a product, rather than just talking about something he tried out. Pretty deceptive, if you ask me.

Still, I found the above quote of his and liked it so much I decided to share it. After all, one thing the United States lacks is self-discipline. If you don’t believe this, just watch people ordering at a fast-food restaurant.

Because people lack self-discipline and self-control (self-control is in the instant; self-discipline is the long term effect of self-control), we need intelligent regulation. Just because some people choose to be greedy doesn’t mean we should just let them go at it, especially since they are going to blame others when the whole thing comes crashing down.

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