Posted by: Scott Lee | October 3, 2008

Imagine a politician saying this…

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size.  I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom.  My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them.  It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden.  I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituenits’ “interests”, I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and in that cause I am doing the very best I can.”

One did indeed say this…..Barry Goldwater!  We need more Goldwater’s!


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