I'm wondering if we should think in terms of having an efficient and working government. It was really clear that this Congress wasn't working for our interests w/their crazed spending.
I'm not trying to suggest that it will "work" under the Dems, but I'm thinking that instead of talking about how to limit government's influence, how can we work to provide services for people in a cost-effective way - to provide for the defense and security and all the things that are absolutely necessary, while eliminating wasteful programs/spending.
It isn't selfish to want government to be small and non-intrusive; however, I know that I want our government to work in the 21st century.
These are just some thoughts/ideas...I consider myself to be a Republican, but I also want government to work for me - not against me.
posted on 12/21/2006 3:15:24 PM PST
"I consider myself to be a Republican, but I also want government to work for me - not against me."
THATS the problem. EVERYONE wants the government to work for THEM, to do what they want. If what they want isn't constitutional for the government to provide, $crew it, find a way to do it anyway. Which leads us to where we are today, with government doing everything for everybody. Soon, that which is not prohibited will be mandatory and everyone will hate life, and the government, and will wonder how it is things got to be so *ucked up.
The answer is everyone wants the government to work for them, when constitutionally, the government shouldn't even be collecting income taxes. Thats how far from the limited Federal government our founders envisioned, to where we are today.
You want a 21st century government? Might as well say that what you want is a socialist government. What we need is an 18th century government. The one our founders planned for us.
posted on 12/22/2006 11:20:13 AM PST
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