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...and, small Government is an ideal; big government is the real. There ain't no small government and you will never see one in your lifetime. In the meantime, whether the governemnt is big, small, or in between, we have to make sure that the Democrats do not control any of it. And, no, the parties are not the same; and anyone running against a Democrat has earned your vote; and don't let your principles, morals, or conscience get in the way of common sense. It's not just about you.
29 posted on 08/19/2003 7:12:52 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Consort
You, for one, don't appear to have let principles, morals, or conscience get in your way of supporting Republicans, regardless of the positions they take. I, for one, am not giving up on small government, because therein lies more freedom (a principle, and an important one). My battle is not against Democrats as such. If there are any Dims who respect the constitutional limits of the federal government and seek to reduce the size of government, I'll support them. Of course, I don't know of any Dims who fit this description. I don't have a battle with the Republicans, either. Unlike the Dims, I do find a few Republicans who seem to be willing to refrain from "federalizing" everything in sight and buying votes with my money. They seem to be in the minority, however. I support conservatives, of whatever stripe they may be. If they are not for smaller government, I don't support them, regardless of party identification. (I don't blindly support any party.)

No doubt there were those in this country who opposed the American revolution, urging our founding fathers not to "let your principles, morals, or conscience get in the way of common sense." I am glad such naysayers did not carry the day.
30 posted on 08/19/2003 7:55:29 AM PDT by reelfoot
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I see you deal with facts.

Bump!

36 posted on 08/19/2003 12:14:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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