I was having coffee with a liberal friend of mine this morning and heard a familiar lament – the government is being held hostage to the Tea Party.  When I pointed out that the Republicans only held half of one branch of government, and Obama got everything he wanted during the first two years of his presidency save cap and trade (which was killed by Senate Democrats) she reiterated that our government didn’t work.  I guess she wants a totalitarian state, which is the really scary thing about Bay Area liberals.  When you push, they want someone in charge who will just do stuff.  As if totalitarians through the ages (Stalin, Mao, Castro) were leaders one wanted to live under.

What’s wrong with our government today is that both the GOP and the Democrats are big spending, big government parties.  How can we get the country back on track when both parties are pointed in the same deadly direction?  And it saddens me that though our leading Republican nominees talk about small government, if you look at their actions (e.g. Romneycare, Gingrich’s “big green” advertisement with Nancy P.), they’re not that different from the Democrats.

Small government is appealing to so many – hence the Tea Party and Ron Paul, who has so many younger supporters.  Conservatives and libertarians know that small government presents the greatest opportunity for personal growth and economic advancement.   Will the “establishment” GOP ever figure it out?

Sorry about the rant – but it fell on deaf ears over coffee this morning.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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