21.8.11

GOVERNING IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO ADDING PAGES TO THE FEDERAL REGISTER.  Columnist Mark Steyn describes Texas governor Rick Perry's “I’ll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can” as "one of the best lines in the campaign".  His column focuses on the symbolism of the Crowned Heads of Europe travelling in more modest style than Our President.  (He missed the opportunity to add Queen Elizabeth to his writings, but I digress.)

Rick Moran has a somewhat angry post that is nonetheless on point.
It’s both inane and indicative of the fact that liberals just don’t get it; it is not government that conservatives oppose, it is big government that is at issue. The fact that the left has no clue as to the difference classifies them as first class morons. One can support Medicare, Social Security, and even some subsidies that are designed to encourage beneficial economic activity and still oppose Obamacare, FinReg, card check, and heavy handed interference in our schools from the Department of Education.

There is no hypocrisy. The issue is the lack of intelligence demonstrated by liberals who see no limits for the growth of government, believe the Constitution is an optional document, and think that cutting $2.7 trillion over the next 10 years when government will be spending close to $50 trillion is tantamount to murder - not to mention stating that anyone who advocates such a course of action is a terrorist.
Governor Perry might not be the best spokesman for the limited government case, but restoring the Presidency to something approximating its Constitutionally defined functions might be worth considering, if only for lack of other options that work.

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