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Prager U: The bigger the government …

posted at 1:31 pm on March 3, 2014 by

… the smaller the citizen. Dennis Prager himself delivers this course at Prager University, calling this “an observable fact and just common sense.” Is there a role for government? Of course, Dennis says, but “it must always be of last resort”:

In every society throughout human history the following relationship has held true: as government grows, human freedom and happiness shrinks. Best selling author, Dennis Prager puts it this way: “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.” This has been true in Europe for decades and is becoming ever more so in the United States. But it’s not the kind of nation, the Founding Fathers had in mind. Can we get back to the principles of liberty and individual responsibility? It’s a big challenge. But first we have to recognize the problem.

Be sure to enroll at Prager U. You won’t even need tuition assistance.

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But first we have to recognize the problem.

…the MSM could not be reached…for comment!

KOOLAID2 on March 3, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I believe it was the Roman historian Tacitus who said “The more corrupt the state the more numberous the laws it passes.”

tommyboy on March 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Prager wouldn’t know small government if it bit him in the butt –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMH8SxpeJ9Y

rickv404 on March 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Prager wouldn’t know small government if it bit him in the butt –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMH8SxpeJ9Y

rickv404 on March 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Thank you.
That sound bite demonstrates some of Rand’s folly as well as Prager’s wisdom.

itsnotaboutme on March 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Thank you.
That sound bite demonstrates some of Rand’s folly as well as Prager’s wisdom.

itsnotaboutme on March 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Rubbish. Prager is wise like Karl Marx. If it is moral to regulate business, or anything else for that matter, then what will the government do but regulate – into dissolution? Prager is the typical conservative who wants his cake and eat it too: have freedom and socialism and call it “fusionism”, a mix of opposites that can’t hold. The likes of George W. Bush is what he, and those like him, end up settling for. And so socialism proceeds, unchecked.

rickv404 on March 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

rickv404 on March 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

You know, all I’m getting from that vid is Prager isn’t a Rand fan. So your premise is a total wash. I know he isn’t a big government fan; however, he makes no bones that he is a conservative, not a hardcore libertarian. As such, there is a useful purpose for government, and I, like most conservatives, believe the same.

Thomas More on March 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM

You know, all I’m getting from that vid is Prager isn’t a Rand fan. So your premise is a total wash. I know he isn’t a big government fan; however, he makes no bones that he is a conservative, not a hardcore libertarian. As such, there is a useful purpose for government, and I, like most conservatives, believe the same.

Thomas More on March 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM

+1

itsnotaboutme on March 4, 2014 at 2:31 AM

If it is moral to regulate business, or anything else for that matter, then what will the government do but regulate – into dissolution?

Hey Chicken Little, your false dichotomy is showing. Back in ancient Greek times, showing those things could get you killed. Good thing we’re civilized.

By the by, that above view of yours isn’t libertarian. It’s anarchist.

John Hitchcock on March 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Loves me some DP…

Wyznowski on March 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM