Over the past 80 years, we have created not [just] a welfare state, but a Special Interest State. In this model, various interests are allowed to capture pieces of the government -- executive departments, congressional committees or appropriators, chunks of the tax code, regulatory agencies -- and then wield their power for the advantage of the particular interest…
This is not the republic created by the Founders, nor is it one that will for long be accepted as legitimate by the American people. So the current debate is not really over the details of the welfare state. It is over the fundamentals of republican government, and how to restore our depleted reservoir of political legitimacy.
English writer G.K. Chesterton in Illustrated London News, 1924: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types—the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution.
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FANTASTIC! Not just jobs! We now also have American principles and a Conservative heir on the GOP ticket.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. ~ Pro 1:7 #bible #Christian #quote
"America, my friends, is the only country in the world actually founded on liberty -- the only one." Margaret Thatcher
FUNNY! Another bad sign for Obama… ‘Buyer’s remorse?’ http://bit.ly/P8VVmf
Meet Obama’s slumdog brother - Hopeless drunk from Nairobi shanty town claims name is a curse http://bit.ly/MLOXat
Obama’s mask comes off - after he has diminished himself, his office and our country! http://bit.ly/P4XGR7