A standard line from the Democratic Party these days involves some version of “the right/GOP hates government and wants to eliminate all taxes, so government would possess no power.”
Or, actually, not at all. The right and the GOP better correct that lie, and soon.
How? It’s my belief that Americans are relatively indifferent about the effectiveness of ‘good’ government. However, we are passionate about the power, the compassion and the productiveness of free men and women.
In my world, all of the left and the collectivists are free to try it their way – but they should not try and, under our Constitution, do not have the power to impose their approach on me. I believe and history proves that freedom beats coercion every time, no matter how ‘good’ some coerced behavior might seem to be.
I say – Let me and those who agree live or die based upon the outcome. I will bet my life on it. Will Barack Obama or Harry Reid do the same if I take away their power (via confiscation of my income to finance their welfare state) to force me to agree with them? I doubt it.
We can do better, America, but only if we’re free and government is smaller.