20 October 2008

Some Timely Political Guidance

I'm having a kind of "seeing the forest through the trees" moment. Sometimes I get so caught up in candidates and elections and propositions and parties that I forget the measuring stick by which I measure them. You may have similar feelings.

Anyway, I thought I'd go back to what has essentially become my political handbook. And share it you, too. So, before you vote (please vote!), take a few moments to check out these links. I know I've recommended them before, but maybe you're a little more interested this time of year. I'm confident that no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you'll find something worthwhile.

"The Law" by Federic Bastiat- the all-time best treatise on government

"The Proper Role of Government" by Ezra Benson- essentially an American, LDS-colored version of Bastiat; you might be surprised

While neither of these are what I'd call "light reading," they were written in pamphlet form and can be read in one sitting- probably the time equivalent of an average Facebook-surfing session. I'd love to hear what you think.

P.S. I did just post these links in a comment on Bryant's blog, but in case they're buried, I wanted to toss them out there again.