Saturday, August 16, 2008

What We Live For

Those who say they value individual expression in whatever form it takes might pause at the example of Clarence "Wooly" Bunch. While Mr. Bunch may be flawed, no one can accuse him of lacking an overall purpose in life. He expresses it this way:

"I guess there are other people that want to be president of the United States or senators or whatever. Me, I want to be a cockfighter."

As the Louisiana legislature joins the rest of the civilized world by banning this blood sport, it is a good time to remind ourselves that the existence of a deep desire does not validate it. While it is true that good government should also be limited government, there are times when it is good and proper for the state to just say no.

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