Everywhere I travel, I hear the same refrains: "We need more regulation," or on the flip side, "If we hadn't deregulated, we wouldn't be in this financial mess." More regulation could be a very good thing, but we shouldn’t rush to regulation without asking whether it’s a list of prohibitive rules or something deeper, something that inspires consistent and right behavior, says LRN CEO Dov Seidman.
In today's headlines, I see where Obama thinks it's a good idea for so-called faith-based organizations to get government money to work on "resolving social problems", and then he says in the next breath that he "firmly still believes" in the Doctrine of Separation of Church and State.
I say this is impossible, and is an extremely bad perspective.
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education." -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, Sept. 20, 1820