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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

Bob319 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:34 AM
I always love to read articles and comments that claim there is a proper role for government. What they all is a historical perspective and a judgement. For example, in 1910 was the government at its proper level, and more importantly if it was not would more government have helped? The role of government is whatever we allow them to be via the voters. Currently we have a very large moocher class, that votes, Guess what we have big gov't. When this gov't fails, and it will, there will be plenty of blame to pass round. truly sad....

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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