Saturday, January 17, 2009

What Would W. Do?

My latest article for the website:

The main point of the article is that conservatives, on the eve of the Obama presidency, are relearning a lesson they willfully forgot when George W. Bush became president 8 years ago: you should only give a government powers you'd feel comfortable seeing people you completely disagree with exercising. Bush radically expanded state power over the last 8 years, more so than any president since FDR. And conservatives aided and abetted this process at every step.

Now they're hyperventillating over the fact that Obama will get to use the recently expanded powers they helped Bush create. They're making all kinds of noise about how no government should have the kinds of concentrated power our government now has. It's a pity they've come to this realization about seven years and ten months too late.

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