Tapscott and Big Government  

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Mark Tapscott's current article on townhall.com brings forth a major problem ... out-of-control government spending.

Now, before I go and tear into the Republican majority, I must acknowledge that anything the Donks would have done of this nature would have been considerably worse, and substantially more damaging to the financial standing of the United States. It is completely and utterly disingenuous for Democrats to complain about Republican deficit spending when they themselves are even more prone to it. Let them try to take credit for the balanced budgets brought to us by Newt Gingrich and the Contract with America if they like, but the facts will always bear out that the Democrat Party and its overly socialist nature have been the larger source of unconstitutional government spending when compared to the Republicans.

That having been said, of the Republicans, I must ask: What the fuck are you guys thinking? Critics of the "energy bill" complain that it is "packed" with "pork". They are right. When you guys go and act like Democrats, you jeopardize everything we Americans have worked to protect. At least the Democrats are honest when they tell us they'll tax the shit out of us so they can spend more money on unconstitutional programs like Socialist Security. Republicans run on fiscal responsibility/smaller government and protecting the Constitution, then trample all over those same problems and worse, that same Constitution.

Bullshit like this gives credence to the Libertarian argument that there really is no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. Let's face this one simple fact: Democrats and Republicans are BOTH parties of big spending. The only real differences are the degree and the focus of the spending. When will our representatives stop and read the document they are sworn to uphold and defend?

Now I'm not saying we should all run out today and start voting Libertarian (sorry, Sage). What I am saying is that IF there is going to be a successful re-focusing on the Constitution and a reining in of big government, a few things are going to have to happen:

1. Write off the Donks. They are getting loonier every day, and the Constitution hasn't been involved in their decision-making process for close to a century.

2. AMERICANS must read the Constitution and its related texts (i.e. the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist, and the Anti-Federalist), not just our elected officials. AMERICANS must re-affirm a commitment to the ideals set forth by our Founding Fathers, and be proactive in reestablishing the basic fundamental principles thereof.

3. Since the Republican Party has the money and power to implement a constitutional agenda, and seems to be the only major party willing to pay lip service to the Constitution, constitutionalists must unite behind this party AND simultaneously put pressure on them to use the Constitution as the basic guide in all decision-making processes.

The contingent of Federalists (Constitutionalists) within the Republican Party is growing very rapidly. All parties who wish to succeed in American "government" must follow the example set by the greatest president of the Twentieth Century, Ronald Reagan, who insisted that all government agencies and officials follow their constitutional duty. This is another reason to write off the Donks. They hate Reagan and his success, not to mention the fact that he was right when it came to the Constitution and its proper place in American discourse.

If they want to stay in office, Republicans need to stop acting like Democrats and start acting like the Federalists who are most active in getting them elected. Enough is enough.


Update:Today's article by Paul Jacob reaffirms my position. Interestingly enough, I read this AFTER writing this post. Great minds think alike, don't they?