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By Brandon - Posted on 29 November 2009
Gee. Wonder why?
Well, this from the faction of the party that thinks to fix government is to starve it completely, cause it to fail, then privatize what's left.
It's ludicrous to pretend that taxes aren't necessary and government is inherently evil and must be eliminated.
Because this faction doesn't just want SMALL government, but they want NO government.
Which, as I said, is absurd.3
No government would be anarchism not conservatism.
Most conservatives are not opposed to government. We just think government works best when it is at the local and state level rather than at the federal level.
Brandon, you are mistaken.
I never said "you" and I never said "most conservatives" --
I said "that faction" and unless you are lumping yourself in with the purists and the teabaggers, then it doesn't apply to you.
To this group (and it's much larger than you would be comfortable with) ALL government = bad.
Politicians of the ilk of some of the GOP leadership take advantage of this (as Bush and Cheney Co. did for 8 years) and set about trying to "starve" the beast, place people in positions that will undermine the agency, and then are all set to move in with their "free market" buddies to clean up government's mess.
Does anyone not think for one minute that the ultimate goal was to "outsource" FEMA to Haliburton?
Just one example.
I wasn't taking your comments personally. I was just pointing out how "that faction" despite what they claim are not true conservatives.
Well, again, in my mind such a "litmus test" is comical.
For one thing, all politics are local.
For the LOCAL Republicans, Scozzafava had represented her party quite well over the years. It wasn't until the Carpetbaggers poked into the fray and slapped this "litmus test" over everyone's head.
Locally, for me, there are still quite a few Republicans for whom I can (and do) vote.
Some of them even want to raise taxes.
Some of them want to expand city/county government.
Sometimes these things DO have to be done!
Especially if you want your locality to grow and support the types of things that relocating businesses may want that you don't have and can't pay for now!
But, if they want to rewrite the party from the local level on up, more power to them.
They are not Republicans, however. In my mind they are neo-Libertarians. BIG difference, to me.
Speaking of purity, can we have a question about fidelity to spouses in there? They do consider themselves the moral authority party...with that question added, now let's see them drop like flies. Bye bye Sanford, Ensign (who am I missing??)
(who am I missing??)
Sen. Diaper David Vitter
It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.Lewis Black
I saw a poster on another site apply a Douglas Adams quote to his perception of Sarah Palin. I'm thinking it may apply to Michael Steele, too.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
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