Head vs. heart?


Discoshaman looks at Dean's "heart over head" comments as a symptom of a general trend among Democrats to favor policies that sound nice but end up disastrous.

"Sure, they destroyed the black family with inept social engineering, razed inner city neighborhoods and built unlivable human ant farms and created an incompetent public school monopoly. . . But their hearts were in the right place."

I do wonder, however, if Republicans can sometimes do the reverse, which I think is equally bad. Compassionate conservatism was supposed to be an attempt to combine head and heart, but I think in the end it often just involves doing one on some issues and the other on different issues.

I wish I had a good Jonathan Edwards quote at hand, because he had some nice thoughts on head and heart.


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