“The Perils of Too Little” Government
Does this rhetorical flight of the President last night really resonate with our American citizenry? Aren’t we the land of “the government that governs least governs best?” And, if I might add to what is truly American political gospel, “the less the Federal government governs, the better we we are.” And the idea that if the Federal government fails to create 53 new offices and agencies to administer $1,600,000,000,000 of healthcare regulation is somehow “too little”, I hate to see what a President like our current one thinks is too much Government.
This is a particularly unique opportunity for us to reclaim our Constititutional heritage of freedom and reject the growth of Government and its necessary consequence of diminished liberty. The Governor, in her rejoinder to the President’s speech posted on her Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=24718773587, once again hammers away with ideas and options that do not increase the size of Government. She repeats and reiterates ideas of tort reform and competition across state lines. How can any prudent Federal legislator simply ignore these legitimate ideas and dive head first into the nauseating and mind-numbing mess of HR 3200 or any of the other options (including the unwritten White House one)?
Oh and next time if you have the chance to ask a Congressman if they read the bill and they answer yes, ask them if they understand it. If they say yes, then prepare yourself by asking three specific questions about the draft of the bill and see how they answer that. My guess is they will either ignore you, criticize you or say they don’t have enough time to answer. Don’t stand for that — we should not be bullied into agreeing that the people of this great Nation cannot engage their representatives on this most important topic.