Five Ft. Three

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

Who remembers Y2K?

on September 9, 2005

When the year 2000 was approaching, and there were concerns that computers that run our lives would crash and send not only this country but the whole world in a tizzy. Erik I think has some rice he stored up for Y2K that he is still eating. We here had bottled water and stocked up on cereal figuring we could burn our furniture in our fireplace if we needed it to keep warm.

Had the problems of Y2K come to fruition, there is no way the federal government could have handled the situation. There was some personal responsibility involved, where we were expected to look out for ourselves. Local officials were preparing for their own cities. I know my sister-in-law worked as a computer programmer for a large pharmacuetical company and her project was fixing the computers for Y2K. This was something the company did, not the government.

Our first line of defense cannot be the federal government. “We the people” was not founded on what can or should the government do for you. It is founded upon the ideal of rugged individuals making up this great nation of ours.

God bless America!


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