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

chris73 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:57 PM
So, to sum it up President Bush believed in Big Government. The Federal Government needs to check their feelings at the door and follow the Constitution. These emotional feelings of "we must do something" is one of many reasons we are in this mess. The only person that understands your situation is you. Thus, its up to the individual to make it happen. Compassion from government will nothing but rob Peter to pay Paul. There is nothing wrong with having programs to help people but it should be at the state level, which goes back to "follow the Constitution" and abide by the 10th Amend.
My3Dogs Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:11 PM
The programs the government should have is a list of PRIVATE organizations that can help people. Tax exempt groups should be listed by %admin and %service so you can donate with confidence that your $$$ will go to the service.

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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