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GOP Senator: ‘Government Is Something to Fear’
CNS News ^ | 8/3/2012 | Penny Starr

Posted on 08/06/2012 8:43:14 AM PDT by IbJensen

(CNSNews.com) – Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) said that while government is necessary, it is also “something to fear.”

“It’s pretty easy to describe what ails this country because far too many Americans have forgotten the basic premise of what our founders knew,” Johnson said in a speech on Friday at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C.

“What’s even more sad is far too many Americans were never taught the basic premise, and it was that government isn’t something here to solve our problems,” Johnson said.

“Government--we need it,” Johnson said. “But, by and large, government is something to fear because as government grows, our freedoms recede.

Johnson said President Barack Obama’s health care law is what motivated him to run for office in 2010. He also said it resonated with him personally because his daughter, who was born with a heart defect, survived because of the excellent medical treatment she received in this country before Obama’s law was implemented.

“Our story has a happy ending because my wife and I had the freedom to seek out the best medical technique at the time,” said Johnson, adding that his daughter is now working as a neo-natal nurse.

“She’s now taking care of those babies,” Johnson said.

Johnson told the summit attendees, “I haven’t given up hope and I do not want you to give up hope either."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: evilgovernment; evilobamaregime; irs; ronjohnson; socialisminusa
A lot of Republicans have been convinced that to get reelected they have to be a whore of the liberal press. Those who stand up to and challenge that army of liars get a lot of support from patriots, but the hate campaigns waged by the liberal press still have an effect on the majority, because most people allow themselves to be manipulated. Pat Buchanan, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Bachmann are a few cases in point.

This is why democracy doesn't work, and ultimately leads to tyranny. Our founding fathers were wise in setting America up as a republic. But when the majority says it's ok for our political leaders to break the law wholesale the Republic doesn't do much good.

I don't know what the solution is, but the electoral process isn't it, since it has been corrupted by the liberal press. As far as our Constitution is concerned, it's been used as toilet paper by our elite political class and by our esteemed Supreme Court!

Time to remember what happened in Spain in 1936!

1 posted on 08/06/2012 8:43:20 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

RJ gets it.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 8:46:39 AM PDT by karnage
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To: IbJensen

Government was never designed to be the friend of the people it “represents”.

That’s why there is a 2nd Amendment.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: IbJensen
‘Government Is Something to Fear’

It is .So why do liberals/democrats trust government and government bureaucrats so much? Morons. Obama has exploded government size and power. This Jug eared Marxist tyrant has to go.

4 posted on 08/06/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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So why do liberals/democrats trust government and government bureaucrats so much?

It's a business transaction.

Liberals support government in every way and support politicians who support big government and in return government/politicians take from the producers and give to liberals.

5 posted on 08/06/2012 8:56:12 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: karnage
He gets it, but I think that the government should fear the people, not the other way 'round.

Frankly, I fear the government much like I fear a box of matches in the hands of an unsupervised three-year-old. And both have about the same sense of responsibility.

6 posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT by wbill
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He gets it, but I think that the government should fear the people, not the other way 'round.

So did Thomas Jefferson.
7 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:57 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: IbJensen
Time to remember what happened in Spain in 1936!

Photobucket<>“I am responsible only to God and history.”

8 posted on 08/06/2012 9:08:24 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Democrats Obama, Pelosi, Reid, bloomberg etc. love government/socialism. They keep growing government and they need to be stopped.

Yes but how do you explain why the rich liberals/democrats trust government and gov bureaucrats? The media is all liberals who are well off, ditto for Hollywood, college professors etc.many liberals/democrats really love and trust government even though they are rich: as in Sean Penn, Elizabeth warren and all the rich liberals/democrats in Hollywood and the media.

9 posted on 08/06/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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Yes but how do you explain why the rich liberals/democrats trust government and gov bureaucrats?

Because, radical leftist movements have ALWAYS duped these types into thinking that once the revolution is over that THEY are the ones that will be in charge. It's because they are SO enlightened.

Fact of the matter is that after every successful leftist revolution, the first people that were purged were the dupes that supported them. The disenfranchised are more dangerous that the opposition as far as leftists are concerned.

10 posted on 08/06/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: IbJensen
Attention Lefties: The entire reason our nation became so exceptional, and a beacon to the world, and a global superpower, and the example every nation tries to emulate, is because those who started our system of government FEARED government. Read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. The entire POINT of our original laws was to LIMIT GOVERNMENT.

In their minds, Government is an evil, but a necessary one. To limit the evil it does, one must limit the government's size, scope, power, responsibility, and reach. Their ideas sparked revolutions around the world, brought us the Industrial Age, changed the face of the planet, have allowed billions to live a life that is not in service to their leaders... and yet, because they thought of these ideas 200+ years ago, you Lefties want to toss their wisdom out, and go back to the "benevolent" dictators of old. How... ironically antiquated.

11 posted on 08/06/2012 9:30:16 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: IbJensen

Bump


12 posted on 08/06/2012 9:34:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Teacher317
The great functional difference between Leftist thought & the concepts that the Founding Fathers applied, was that whereas Leftist thought has always been governed by cloud borne wish lists, the Founding Fathers premised their beliefs on Experience & Reason.

Put another way, the Founders knew what they were doing. The Left has no clue as to what actually works to human betterment. Driven by hatred for reality, they can only muck up whatever they seek to reform.

William Flax

13 posted on 08/06/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: IbJensen; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Sen. Ron Johnson ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 4:08:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: rurgan

Not morons, but criminals. They’re the worlds biggest RICO outfit.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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