Voters in the U.S. generally recognize that political
gridlock is better than one-party rule — a judgment that seems lost on the
ruling class. Since the founding of our country, Americans have
been mistrustful of government — especially a distant centralized government that
dictates how they should live their lives. Liberty seems to be implanted into
the genes of most Americans. We recognize that a too-powerful government is
a threat to liberty, and government is most powerful when it is ruled by one
party. The damage that can be done to liberty by one-party rule was on national
display when democrats in Congress rammed Obmacare through against the will
of the American people.
I find the specter of one-party rule by Democrats who
generally favor bigger government to be most frightening. One-party rule by Republicans who say they favor smaller government but continue to support the
growth of government is only slightly less frightening. In America we have far
more government than is needed; most of the legislation that is passed at
the federal, state and local levels of government is not necessary for the
protection of a free people.
that big-government policies, supported by many Democrats, have failed to bring Michigan out
of its economic slump, voters have given Republicans control of the machinery
of state government. As we look forward to a new year, let's hope we are not
once again disappointed with decisions made by the ruling class in Lansing and find
ourselves pining for the days of political gridlock.
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