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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Liberal Model

One of the unexpected effects of Hurricane Katrina is that it has exposed the deficiency of the Liberal Model as depicted in my last Blog. One of the very few "Blue States" left in the south, Louisiana has been a working microcosm of the liberal approach to government having been under Democratic rule at virtually every level (Governor, Mayors and State Senator) for almost 60 years. Closely matching the economic conditions of France and Germany, the State created a dependent Class that barely existed from entitlement to entitlement while the ruling class in government lived in their gated communities coming out every election cycle to blame Republicans and make more promises.

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