A committee of the NYC city council is holding hearings on whether to endorse making New York City the 51st state. Writes the New York Sun,

MarySol Rodriguez of the New York City Partnership, a business group, presented some compelling statistics. If the city were to come its own state, she said, it could lower the tax burden on residents by 13%.”

Here again, the left is arguing on our terms. If people keep thinking like that, sooner or later they will reach the conclusion that the government shouldn’t be used to sacrifice anybody to anybody else.

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