Contrary to Ronald Reagan’s assertion, government is NOT the problem.
Government is OF the people, BY the people, and FOR the people.
If government were the problem, the Constitution would be the BIGGEST problem.
Essentially, that argument – the one that claims “government is the problem” – is a self-refuting idea (aka self-defeating argument). In other words, it inherently & naturally contradicts itself.
The observant (astute) reader will recall that it was Ronald Reagan who made that specious claim.
Again, if “government is the problem,” then anarchy is the answer; for anarchy is the total absence of government.
So… there’s your GOP “logic.”
As I continue to write, and opine, and explain, the GOP has been taken over by radical leftists who are Hell-bent upon destroying government.
Again, I have written, if government is evil, then those involved in government are evil. Why then, would someone admit they are participating in, and desire to participate in an evil process?
That too, it self-contradictory.
And that too – that government is evil – is a GOP argument.
It’s pure idiocy.
On Defense In Era Of Anti-Big Government Sentiment
by NPR Staff
Listen to the Story / All Things Considered [11 min 29 sec] / Add to Playlist / Download / Transcript
September 2, 2012
In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was making the case that government was a necessary and positive part of American life. Contemporary Democrats are having less success with the argument.
Democrats today, for the most part, balance between two slightly competing ideas: that government is part of the solution, while still acknowledging that it can be part of the problem. Meanwhile, they’re up against a long-running Republican messaging campaign against “big government.”
The concept of big government goes back to around the beginning of the 20th century. Princeton historian Julian Zelizer traces the idea to the Wilson administration and its initiatives, including the creation of the Federal Reserve.
“Woodrow Wilson, who is still conservative by modern liberal standards, does allow for a pretty dramatic expansion of government,” Zelizer tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered.
The real turning point, though, was Read the rest of this entry »