Conservatives dislike big government. Liberals dislike big business.
Let's find common ground.
When big business gets in bed with big government, the baby is ugly.
Gun violence is down over time. Mass shootings are down over time. But the authoritarian mindset cannot let bloodshed go to waste. They will come after your rights at any opportunity, and this is an opportunity.
It's up to us whether the freedom grab stands or drives a reaction and change.
If Puritanism is the fear that someone, somewhere might be having fun, then liberalism is the fear that someone, somewhere might be excelling beyond the herd.
Ah, Progressive noise machine, friends and country men, how do you sleep or abide a mirror?
Enraged, you took to the street to vent your righteous wrath atBush wiretaps and surveillance.
Quiet and sheepish now, head down, you join no protest at the incumbent's brazen claim of discretion to blow you to bits.
Your soul, your soul, where did it go?
Well, I could never vote for Marco Rubio. He has to drink water!
...I want to respect the intelligence of liberals, but sometimes they make it very difficult.
If you think government should be a quarterback, steering people and resources toward "good" opportunities, and deflecting them from "bad" choices, you are a progressive statist, whether left or right.
If you think government should be a sheriff, who takes a dim view of folks harming, cheating, or forcing their neighbor, you are a limited government defender of liberty.
We now enter the Keynesian depression. Lavish deficit spending, favors poured down on crony-selected beneficiaries, heavy regulation of production...DOES NOT WORK.
It delayed recovery from the Great Depression by a decade. Gaia only knows how long it will hold us in the doldrums today. Will Americans double down on stupid and duplicate the Argentine/Venezuelan disasters of socialist populism till hunger strikes?
Or will they remember who they are and experience a Reaganite renaissance occasioned by a lighter government footprint? Time will tell.