10/08/2007

Free Market Fables...


"At first, there was a great opposition to most of the Federal revenues that are going to education on the part of many educators. Once the money was there, however, it was like the farmer who went into the woods and came back with the wagon loads of wild pigs. When they asked him how he had done it–they’d been wild for a hundred years–he said, "I built a fence and I put corn down and fed them, and they got used to eating the corn there, so l extended the fences’s sides and finally I had an enclosure and I corralled them." He said, "If I can get them to take food from me, I’ll own them." And this is what really happened with Federal aid to education. You know, the Federal Government could have done it differently if the Federal Government did not at the same time want control."

Ronald Reagan

2 comments:

Porky said...

Hogwash!

Anonymous said...

That looks like Vivian Malone, on her way to meet the racist Democrat Governor of Alabama George Wallace at the doorway of Foster Auditorium, University of Alabama in 1963.