January 8, 2007

P.J. O'Rourke

Here's a good quote from P.J. O'Rourke in Saturday's WSJ:

People want the government to do everything for them, then when they see that it sucks, they want the government to let them take charge, and when that doesn't work, they want the government to come back and fix all the problems that they themselves caused when they took charge.

I see a parallel to public education in there somewhere, but I'm not sure which stage we're presently in.

1 comment:

rory @ parentalcation said...

Actually I think we in the 1st stage of the 2nd round. Either that or we are in the unmentioned stage where government is finally got a clue about what needs to be done, but quite how to get it done.