"Then, while trying to get you to accept the ridiculous notion that every kind of "selfishness," even just making money in the private sector (earning a living and growing a nest egg) is morally vicious, they also try to get you to accept the even more absurd idea that the accumulating of political power by government employees and politicians (and their legal machinations to steal or control the property of others) is morally good. This is sold along with an implicit demand that their professed concern for "others" be accepted without question at face value, together with an implicit threat: "Don't you DARE point out that grasping for and accumulating political power definitely IS a kind of 'selfishness,' only this time it's the bad kind, the vicious taking-unwilling-advantage kind, the kind that's the hallmark of criminals, politicians, their intellectual excuse-makers and other aggressive parasites."
Selfishness vs."Selfishness"
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Daniel Webster said "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority."

Yes government greed for power and money is just as strong as it is in the private sector but far more dangerous because it can be enforced at the point of a gun and with the threat of imprisonment.
 -- Tony, Silver Spring, Md.     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    Webster's quote: "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator
     -- Abby     
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    The unvarnished truth! Rick Graber nails it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
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