THE POSITION of liberty-lovers and other folk in the Right MUST be one of demanding repeal. Repeal of the income tax. Repeal of the 17th Amendment. Repeal of the Harrison Act, et sequelae. Repeal of the Social Security Act. Repeal of Davis-Bacon. Repeal of the right of tax-supported workers to unionize. Repeal of the Great Society and all its follow-on programs. Repeal most especially (should it pass in any form) of Obamacare. Let the progressive bastards bitch about our wanting to “Roll back a century of progress.” That’s alright, Fool. Your progress was in the wrong direction. Merely a sharp correction now to forestall disaster down the road.
As Andy McCarthy points out at NRO.
I’m glad Republicans have held firm, but let’s not be under any illusions about what that means. In the Democrat leadership, we are not dealing with conventional politicians for whom the goal of being reelected is paramount and will rein in their radicalism. They want socialized medicine and all it entails about government control even more than they want to win elections. After all, if the party of government transforms the relationship between the citizen and the state, its power over our lives will be vast even in those cycles when it is not in the majority. This is about power, and there is more to power than winning elections, especially if you’ve calculated that your opposition does not have the gumption to dismantle your ballooning welfare state.
(Hat tip Insty and The Barrister at Maggie’s.)