Back To Basics: Why Limited Government?Submitted by jruss133 on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 09:16
By Cory Truax
One of the most disheartening and surprising consequences of the Obama administration has been the rebirth of arguments that I thought were settled long ago in America. Issues I assumed settled — individualism being superior to collectivism, free-markets being superior to centrally planned economies — have been re-opened for discussion. The very philosophical basis of our governmening model — the social contract theory — is being called into question by the radical Leftists now running the federal the government.
So, though I thought I would never have to, I actually want to spend some time now reasserting the very fundamental concept of limited government in America. Once thought an assumption here, recent events and proposed legislation lay bare that many in the governing class believe that there shouldn’t be — and maybe that there indeed is NOT — a limit to government action.
So let’s explore together the basics of our governing philosophy.