Skip to comments.GOP admits small government no longer its driving force
Posted on 01/02/2005 12:44:40 PM PST by freepatriot32
Republicans have given up the pretense that their party is the party of small government.
One of the most misunderstood parts of Hoosier culture is that Hoosiers are reluctant of change of any kind, State Rep. Luke Messer told Brian Howey, publisher of Indianapolis Eye News, in an article that identifies an undercurrent in Indiana to have a constitutional convention.
If we have a strong leader, Hoosiers are willing to step up and make big changes. Bob Knight and Larry Bird were pretty big figures in Hoosier culture and they have been willing to make big changes. What we want is better government, not less government. If we can make the sell that this is a way to provide better, more streamlined service at a better cost, thats a win-win.
Its not a win-win if government remains huge, expensive and intrusive, no matter how streamlined or efficient it may be.
Government has no business demanding that property owners meet their urban-planning whims.
Government has no business picking the pockets of hard-working citizens so the money can be placed in the pockets of others who are more politically useful.
Government has no business forcing entrepreneurs to jump through one hoop after another that have nothing to do with their core businesses and everything to do with appeasing constituencies and guaranteeing employment for bureaucrats.
While Libertarians agree with Howeys contention that Indiana must eliminate layers of government, we question the wisdom of entrusting formation of a new constitution to our spineless legislature.
This is the same gang who couldnt shoot straight when it came to property taxes. There were a number of answers that were easy to come up with reduce spending so taxes wouldnt need to be so high or eliminate property taxation were the simplest but they were not easy politically.
Easy political solutions are all this bunch could ever hope concoct, and such a premise makes a poor groundwork for a constitution.
More like gop admits small goverment was NEVER its driving force raw political power acheived by what ever means neccesary was
Libertarian ping for you.
If anyone wants on or off my libertarian ping list let m e know.
Take it for whatever it's worth.
I've been a pub to defeat the dems. As they morph into dems, I wil be more libertarian. My ultimate goal is minimal government and maximum freedom.
"What we want is better government, not less government."
speak for yourself Mr Messer
I wonder if Rove believes this is more acceptable because the average of Americans is growing older (and would enjoy more benefits) ?
why did the topics in this post get erased?
Illegal immigration reform and securing the borders sure don't seem to be among the GOP's priorities, either. If we spent 1/4th of the money on guarding our borders as we did guarding Europe's borders during the cold war, it wouldn't be near the problem it is today.
Remember the Government that governs least governs best. Especially in Indiana where we fight for our basketball in Detriot. (sarcasam) Please don't beat me for this. No cup of ice, beer, etc. I will stay on the playing floor.
oops my post number 8 was suppose to go to you to
Press release from LP of Indiana: doesn't rate frontpage, editorial, and extended news.
So State Rep. Luke Messer is the entire GOP? Or is he an individual with an opinion?
I don't want the government to be more effective, I find the idea frightening
Does the GOP think we just figured this out?
""Press release from LP of Indiana: doesn't rate frontpage, editorial, and extended news"".
Better send this to the smokey back room where it wont be seen at all.
Are you saying or implying government/government spending, and government control has grown smaller in the past 4 years?
This government has expanded more under this Admin. than any Dem. since Roosevelt could have ever dreamed.
Joe you are an anti-Bush troll, who spasmodically posts to any anti-Bush, anti-Gop post.
Pssst, Joe, the Libertarians are for no borders and hold the oil companies and business in high esteem, while you hold them in contempt.
Ironically, you never criticize the Libertarians on their nutty love of hallucenogenic drugs.
JMO, you should change your screen name to Joe Spaz.
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