Since the tea party burst onto the scene, conservatives have talked a great limited government game and rejected much of the anti-Constitutional rhetoric of the Bush years with the exception of one crucial issue: war.Details
The other day, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.
I am starting to wonder why I bother to pay my cable bill. Internet is down again at home. Time Warner says that they can’t get a technician out to the house until tomorrow afternoon. If they didn’t have a monopoly I would drop them in a heartbeat but as things are I guess I have no recourse.
When I read this, I thought, “Wow! I feel the same way about the federal government.”Details
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain
This legendary Mark Twain quote is beginning to come to fruition within modern-day American political culture. It seems that every Republican politician under the sun, at least while Obama is in the White House, is talking like Benjamin Franklin’s heir apparent. The most recent example of this comes from Texas Governor Rick Perry. More and more, he is sounding like a freedom advocate.Details
Ron Paul writes: I believe incidents such as that in Nevada show we may be witnessing the failure of the American authoritarian warfare-welfare state — and that of course would be good. This is why it is so important that those of us who understand the freedom philosophy spread the truth about how statism caused our problems and why liberty is the only solution.Details
Here’s something to think about:
You have better toys and technology – but less freedom than the founding fathers had.
Republicans position themselves as the party of the Constitution and limited government.
But like the Democrats they constantly criticize, Republicans exercise a great deal of discretion in the application of their constitutional fidelity.Details
“Governments and political representatives are not the people themselves.
They are no more than the people’s agents, whose powers go no further than that authorized by the people in a written and enforceable constitution.”