These numbers don’t add up

Every year I see this statistic, that most Americans still self-identify as conservative.  Forty percent of Americans claim to be conservative, with only twenty-one percent saying they’re liberal.  If that is the case, I don’t understand how we can have such a liberal government.  Either their definition of conservative is off, or mine is.

It seems like everyone wants small government – until a policy comes along that they really want  enacted, and then government involvement isn’t such a bad thing all of a sudden.

Someone asked me the other day why I loved the TV show Bonanza.  Frequently the lawman wasn’t available, and people just had to settle disputes and get on life without any thought of the government.  A small pox epidemic or two is starting to look like a good trade-off for that kind of life.

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