My frustration level has been at an all time high this week. Almost every where I went on the Internet the discussion was on the contraceptive issue and Ms. Fluke and not on the issues that really matter. Then I stumbled upon an article by J. E. Dyer at the Hot Air Green Room that helped me put things back into their proper perspective. His opening paragraph played right into my frustration. he ask the question: “How do we stop this?” His answer may surprise you.
The answer is, We can’t. Not in the context of current government. We bought into this mode of political discourse decades ago, when we decided it was a good idea to set up federal regulatory agencies and unleash them on every aspect of our lives. When the federal government is empowered by its regulatory charter to take sides on the issue of contraception, then contraception is something we have to talk about.
Please read this important article. It is not about the contraceptive issue at all. It is about the real problem in America; big government. The American electorate has voted for decades to empower the federal government to regulate more and more aspects of our lives. The size of government and the amount it spends naturally grow accordingly.
It appears that the American electorate is about to do more of same this November. Americans will choose between the worst big government advocate of all time, Barack Obama, and the Republican nominee who will grow government at a more modest pace.
That’s not much of a choice, is it? I have spent nearly six hours this morning thinking about what I would write today and yet I haven written only about 300 words. To my astonishment, I find that I have nothing more to say except; When will we ever learn?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?