Tag Archives: Small Government

After Ukraine, We Need an American Spring

We are not in the situation of the Ukraine, however that turns out, but the events in that Eastern European country should remind us all of the sad condition of our nation, how much we now need an American Spring in the USA.

Not a Spring like the Arab Spring, of course, which was and is a nightmare beyond anyone’s wishes, but something more like the original Prague Spring that remade the Czech Republic into the vibrant country and society it is today...

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Conservatism Is Compassionate

Conservatives seek limited government foremost because they know big government crushes the best in people. Among the wealthy and middle class, big government suppresses innovation, job creation, and responsibility to one’s neighbor. In poorer neighborhoods, it robs dignity, undercuts initiative, and encourages dependency. There is nothing empathetic about gargantuan government...

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The Political Debate We Need to Have

From that point of view, the conflict between Democrats and Republicans concerns the size and role of the federal government, which is no surprise to anyone who even casually follows politics. But more important are the ideas that ground arguments for or against limited government. These ideas include our notions of human nature, and what motivates citizens when they make political decisions. Our political conflicts today reflect the two major ways Americans have answered these questions...

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At Stake For Republicans In The Shutdown: Principles And Party

No one wants a government shutdown, but the principles behind this one are worth fighting for. The shutdown challenges Obama's reckless policies and brings to light the real danger they pose, something the media refuse to do.

The primary focus of the debt-ceiling debate should be the president's unwillingness to navigate a course of fiscal responsibility. His failure to control spending will ultimately lead to economic collapse. His call for raising the debt ceiling does not include a promise for fiscal restraint or even the acknowledgment that spending is a problem.

The Republican Party once stood for fiscal restraint, smaller government and individual liberty. Standing up for these principles is not only important to protect our nation's health and the preservation of our fundamental rights but also to ensure a future for the GOP...

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