The dictator fallacy

posted by
January 16, 2011
Downsize DC
by Jim Babka  
Posted in Commentary

"Since you aren't a dictator you simply have to accept that officeholders change. Partisan majorities switch hands. The power you wanted to give to good people will always end up in the hands of bad people. But for too many would-be dictators, 'unintended consequences' simply means that they never intended for their opposition to acquire power again. This is the trap that snares naive, do-gooders who ... fantasize about what they would do if they were the boss, while forgetting that they supposedly despise dictators." (01/13/11)  

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