Last week, we stated that, “Conservatism is the belief in a small government that is efficient, limber, and capable of dealing with the tasks and jobs it has been specifically delegated. It believes that the citizen is more qualified to run more of their life than the government is and that it is up to the citizen to show responsibility for most aspects of their life. Liberalism stands for a much larger government, and in fact, it founded the bureaucracy. It believes that the government is better at controlling aspects of people’s lives than they are. In order to do this, it requires a massive and expensive federal government. The theory is that the success of that government will outweigh the costs as the planned lifestyles would fit harmoniously.”
It is our belief that the latter is incorrect. As Thomas Jefferson stated, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything you have.” At Liberty and Logic, we believe in just that individual liberty and not necessarily a collective will or opinion. Constitutionally, the United States is a Republic or a Representative Democracy. This means that each individual is able to have their own view and not be overridden by even the majority on their freedoms. It is our thought that liberalism is inherently flawed in that it focuses on class, race, sex, and other means of dividing people into groups. It is our stance that the only group we have to be in is that of the proud Americans. However, Obama once stated differently that, “Government is the one thing we all belong to.” President Obama has taken the route of more taxes, more agencies, and more federal laws in order to from a more powerful federal government. Looking at the statement attributed to Louis XIV, “I am the state,” it appears to make more sense as to why Obama would seek to empower himself and his administration. If Obama is the state, and the state is the one thing we all belong to, then we belong to him.
Author: James Kurlich
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