Hanson: What's Worth Celebrating
By Bryan Caplan
I don’t think I’ve ever quoted an entire post before, but today I’ll make an exception for the incomparable Hanson:
Today is Memorial Day. In a park near my home is a plaque that reads:
We honor all those who fought for our community.
There is probably a similar plaque near you. I would be more proud to live in a community with a plaque that read:
We honor those who fought against our community when it was wrong.
Yep. And even if you don’t want to see these in the U.S., how about Russia, Germany, Japan, China, Spain, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Mexico, India, Pakistan…?
Umm, just make that every country in human history other than the U.S., the land where the majority is always right. 🙂