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Feb 15, 2004 6:13 pm

Out of the Mouths of Babes

So my 12 year-old son and 8 year-old daughter were in the room while I was watching some political talk show and my son says "So tell me again what a libertarian is?" And I answered "someone who thinks the government should interfere in people's lives as little as possible." My daughter says "that's mean!" I replied "why is it so mean for government to bother people as little as possible?" She says "oh, as little as possible. I thought you said as much as possible. That's different! That's not mean at all." Another generation....

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