Democracy is Public

I wish the Democrats listened to the writings of George Lakoff a whole lot more:

What this means is that there is no such thing as a “self-made” man or woman or business. No one makes it on their own. No matter how much wealth you amass, you depend on all the things the public has provided — roads, water, law enforcement, fire and disease protection, food safety, government research, and all the rest. The only question is whether you have paid your fair share for we all have given you.

From Democracy is Public: Why the American Dream Beats the Nightmare {huffpo}