Wish I'd said that - June 15, 2017
"This is not to say that there may not be a case in justice for correcting positions which have been determined by earlier unjust acts or institutions. But unless such injustice is clear and recent, it will generally be impractical to correct it. It will on the whole seem preferable to accept the given position as due to accident and simply from the present onwards to refrain from any measures aiming at benefiting particular individuals or groups."
Friedrich Hayek in Law, Legislation and Liberty, Vol. 2