Tuesday, September 30, 2008
While there's a lot to be thankful for in the Republicans' stand against the socialist onslaught that is the Democratic Party yesterday, I do disagree with one point made by Mark Levin in this piece:
The liberal uses crises, real or manufactured, to expand the power of government at the expense of the individual and private property. He has spent, in earnest, 70 years evading the Constitution's limits on governmental power. If conservatives don't stand up to this, who will? If they don't offer serious alternatives that address the current circumstances AND defend the founding principles, who will? The House Republicans have done both. And I, for one, thank them."The Great One"'s analysis of liberals and their tactics is spot-on, of course, and his assessment of what conservatives SHOULD do is also spot-on. The problem I have is with the House Republicans having both addressed the current circumstances and defended the founding principles. Simply voting down one socialist proposal doesn't cut the mustard all by itself. What exactly in their proposal divested the government of its involvement in the financial affairs of the people? After all, that's really the only thing that would have done either, and it would handily have done both.
I do echo the sentiment of thanks to the House Republicans for a job well done in stopping this bullshit this time. I've been pretty hard on them lately. Where credit is due, I will give credit, and the House Republicans have done well in standing up to the socialists in the majority.
I cannot say the same for Merrs. McCain and Bush. They should both be ashamed of themselves, and both continue to be undeserving of the label "conservative".
H/T to Michelle Malkin for the link.