I’ve always said that Democrats are pretty much simpletons, and any article I run across that affirms my thoughts, well, I have to post.
Some of the shit Democrats feel should be spread through government just blows my mind.
by Thomas Sowell
A brief glimmer of sanity among Congressional Republicans has been followed, almost immediately, by a return to the more traditional Washington insanity.
Last week, every single Republican in the House of Representatives voted against the Obama administration’s “stimulus” package– which had stimulated an orgy of runaway spending by Congressional Democrats on everything from sports arenas to sexually transmitted diseases.
by John Hawkins
Liberals view the government as a force for good that should be used at every possible opportunity to reorder people’s lives. This is an outgrowth of the liberal belief that most people are stupid and unable to ascertain what’s in their own best interests without the intercession of their superiors (liberals) to show them what’s best. That makes government extraordinarily handy to liberals because they can use the power of government to force people to give up their money, force people to do things they don’t want to do, and to try to reshape society into the utopian vision they have of how the world should work.
On the other hand, conservatives view the government as a necessary evil that should generally be used as sparingly, judiciously, and reluctantly as possible. This is not because conservatives believe people are angels, but because we believe Adam Smith was correct when he said, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”