Month: June 2014

June Vacation

I will be halfway around the world most of June, visiting family. As a result, I’ve decided to do something I haven’t done for the last six years—take a month-long break from Pondering Principles. When this blog picks up again on July 1, I will be refreshed and ready to ponder some more. Don’t leave permanently, please. Come back July 1. God bless to all.

Lewis: Willing Slaves of the Welfare State (cont.)

Yesterday’s post offered some insightful analysis by C. S. Lewis on the dangers of putting the government in charge of everything in our lives. That same essay, which he wrote in 1958, goes on to issue further warnings. I couldn’t contain them all in one post, so I decided to carry his thoughts over to today also. He writes of freedom and its necessary corollary—an education free from government control: I believe a man is happier, and happy in a… Read more »