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Quote of the Day

Bruce responds to the notion floating around the lefty blogosphere that the country is ungovernable:

A country founded on the principles of economic freedom and individual liberty, and populated with people who believe in such things should be ungovernable by a devoted disciple of Karl Marx, raised on the tenets of radical leftism, with the raw sewage of Chicago thug politics flowing in his veins, and who finds such principles offensive and considers them an obstacle to power.

This “ungovernability” of which he speaks is a feature, not a bug.

Yep, which is why our founding fathers gave us a federal government of limited and enumerated powers. Obama and the Democrats are figuring out what our founding fathers knew 220 years ago: that that the country was too large and diverse to be controlled by an all powerful national government. If the political class feels like the country is ungovernable, that means the federal government is doing too much. Let’s get back to the original vision, and if someone wants to live in a lefty paradise, there’s always California.

3 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. DirtCrashr says:

    California Uber Alles!

  2. Nathaniel says:

    The thing is, most of them wan the whole country to be like California. Since they have no understanding of economics, they can’t understand the futility of central planning, and since they have a utopian view of government, they don’t mind the high taxes.

  3. bombloader says:

    This line takes the cake:”You can have a system in which a defeated minority still gets a share of governing authority and participates constructively in the victorious majority’s governing agenda, shaping policy around the margins in ways more to their liking. ” And then he rants about how they haven’t done this. Well, the Dems have rejected just about anything they offered, so if you can’t get meaningful change to legislation the best thing to do is block it and hope you get put in charge or get listened to more on on round 2.

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