December 18, 2012
Libertario Delenda Est
Usually just a quadrennial problem, the big-L, "why bother choosing a side?" argument is tiresome in most all of its forms.
Obama and Boehner, Both Reckless Spenders By Nick Gillespie & Veronique de Rugy
Thanks -- in some substantive part to Nick Gillespie & Veronique de Rugy -- we LOST the previous election, and are not in a position to dictate terms. Speaker Boehner is trying to pull one last little chocolate covered peanut out of the manure pile that will be next year's budget guidelines.
This puts me in mind of a great quote I omitted from last Sunday's Review Corner:
Isaac Asimov, in a wonderful essay, used the Earth's curvature to help explain this: [W] hen people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.
If you think Speaker Boehner is a champion of limited government, you are wrong. But if you think that there is no reason to take his side against the President's on taxing and spending -- you are wronger than all of them put together.
Libertario Delenda Est Posted by John Kranz at December 18, 2012 3:13 PM