limited government on Townhall

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Apr 20

When President Barack Obama declared last week that America "would not be a great country" were it not for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and unemployment insurance, he committed one brief moment of partial candor. ... more

Howard Rich - Thu Apr 7

With American politicians still refusing to substantively address the looming consequences of their fiscal irresponsibility, it only makes sense that voters are feeling frustrated and powerless. ... more

Andrew Tallman - Tue Mar 22

The New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her March 9th column by saying, “It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.” ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Mar 4

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase "my people" in congressional testimony this week. It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department's selective enforcement policies. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Feb 27

"Big government" is failing around the globe, from Sacramento to Saudi Arabia. ... more

Rachel Alexander - Tue Feb 15

With both parties substantially in agreement, the Patriot Act is likely to be around for awhile longer. ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Feb 14

Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union provides a clue to the political battle that is coming. ... more

Paul Jacob - Sun Feb 13

As the American superstate lurches off into total irresponsibility and impending ruin, a spark of sanity remains among the population, and in two heroes inside the imperial center itself. ... more

Marc Levin - Fri Feb 11

Along with scores of conservative Republicans, right-of-center values won the 2010 midterm elections, as the principles of limited government, reduced spending and public-sector accountability earned the frustrated public’s support. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Feb 11

Democracy is more than a word. The protesting Egyptians and the watching world are learning that between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood stand a lot to overcome. ... more

Howard Rich - Thu Feb 10

Have recent elections taught Republicans nothing? ... more

Ross Mackenzie - Thu Feb 3

The week has brought two potentially future-altering stories -- one out of Florida, the other out of the Middle East. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Feb 1

Socialism – the abolishment of private property – sometimes advances at the point of a gun. At other times, it advances by co-opting the language of freedom. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Tue Jan 18

Gary Johnson, former Republican governor of New Mexico and likely 2012 presidential candidate, is serious when he says he wants to end deficit spending. ... more

Elisabeth Meinecke - Mon Jan 10

In the halls of a congressional office building, right across from Nancy Pelosi’s representative office, first-time Rep. Todd Rokita is settling into his new workspace. ... more

Ken Connor - Sun Jan 9

An alarm has been sounded for Republicans who advocate big-government, abortion, gay marriage, and gun control: Take heed! The GOP is being taken over by (gasp!) actual conservatives! ... more

David Harsanyi - Sat Jan 8

Do those of you who cluster around urban areas have some hereditary aversion to limited government or fiscal conservatism? ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Jan 6

The modern tea party movement has no leader. It has no organization. Rep. Michele Bachmann tells us that an organization is in place, but it had better be awfully good. ... more

Ed Feulner - Wed Jan 5

It’s an exciting time for conservatives. Also a dangerous one. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Jan 4

The congressional Republicans' decision to read the Constitution aloud on the floor of Congress has forced some Constitution-contemptuous liberals further out of the closet, which is an instructive development to behold ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Jan 4

The new House Republican leadership is smart to inaugurate their return to power by reading aloud the U.S. Constitution on the House floor ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Dec 31

Come rain or shine, wind, sleet or blizzard, Big Labor leaders always demonstrate perfect power-grabby timing when it comes to shafting taxpayers. ... more

Tony Blankley - Wed Dec 29

Don't believe all the Washington talk that President Obama had a great lame duck session and goes into the new year and the new 112th congress with the whip hand. Utter nonsense. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Dec 24

It was always for our own good. It was always for a very good reason. It was always within the American tradition of this, that, or the other. ... more

Howard Rich - Thu Dec 23

At long last there are finally signs that the American Republic’s breakneck descent into full-blown socialist madness – which was fast approaching terminal velocity prior to November’s elections – could be leveling out. ... more

Andrew Tallman - Fri Dec 17

Where do you find the largest, most intrusive and liberty-violating form of government? ... more