Sunday, November 07, 2004

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

...and both are out to give you their version of morality.

With exit polls showing that moral issues were number one in the minds of the voters, it's interesting to note that, "A March 2004 Cato Institute report found, "Real discretionary spending increases in fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004 are three of the five biggest annual increases in the last 40 years."

Why is his big spending interesting when the issue is morality? J.D. Tuccille explains, "Democrats complain that the Bush administration uses government agencies to promote religious values and advance a conservative social agenda. That's true – but it's not surprising. It should have been obvious to observers of our long-running political theater that the goals and values that liberals advocate were not the only ones that could be promoted by pushy bureaucrats with fat checkbooks. Activist government might be used to 'help' people and promote values, but different people have different definitions of 'help' and different values to promote. If 'diversity' and 'social justice' prevail under one administration, 'family values' and 'morality' rule under the next. Activist government isn't an ideologically pure ideal; it's just another tool to be wielded by the winners of each election."

This is a civil war brewing and big government is the cause of it. Win the peace and strike a blow for virtue by Downsizing DC. It's our only hope.

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