Monday, December 06, 2004

What's the Matter with Kansas?

A wee bit off topic:

A nice editorial today in The Wall Street Journal that debunks the dubious book by Thomas Franks entitled, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" in which the author ponders why we constantly vote against our own self interests by voting for pro-business Republicans. In his estimation, we'd be so much better off voting for liberals so we can get fat off the mother's milk of government largesse.

The rebuttal quotes an opinion piece in the Wichita Eagle that I particularly like:

"There's nothing wrong with many Kansans wanting to hold onto a little more of their paychecks . . . or preferring that when they need help it comes from their family, their church, their community--not an intrusive federal government."


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