Sunday, March 1, 2009

Government

I have mixed feelings about just how much government (i.e. legislation) should be involved in my life, but I ran across these two quotes this past week, and they gave me something to think about.

The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert Humphrey

...human rights exist independent of governments--they are not granted or taken away by those in power--only pretected or violated.
Christine Kaufman, Montana State legislator



2 comments:

Sharon said...

Amen!!!

A Girl Called Dallan said...

I've been thinking a lot about this, too. Thank you for sharing these thought-provoking quotes.

Since the word "freedom" is so often evoked these days, I've been pondering how freedom relates to illness or the lack thereof, too.