Thursday, June 02, 2005

Republican Principles

Following the announcement that President Bush has chosen Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA) to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX) said:

“President Bush couldn’t have found a better leader; Chris is a true friend of the taxpayer, and a staunch ally to all of us who support fewer regulations and limited government.”

This is a sharp contrast for an individual and a party that has recently supported measures, including an expansion of the Patriot Act with its legalization of overly intrusive investigative techniques and the REAL ID Act that will effectively create a national ID card along with a vast database containing personal information on every American, that would greatly expand government and provide new avenues for government intrusion in the lives of American citizens.

The Republican Party was founded on principles of limited government, individual liberty and equal opportunity. However, today's Republican Party has moved far from these principles in all but rhetoric.


At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good point.
moreover, they have the biggest deficit in history, and have expanded the fed govt. beyond reason in the last 5 years.

finally, to have tom delay, the most curropt politician in america who favors a nanny state make this comment is obscene.

they have clearly broken their contract with america.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger EG said...

I thought I used to hear 'small government' from the Republicans. Another catch phrase gone stale with use.

But 'limited government' may now be defined as 'the government limits you'. But that doesn't mean the government has limits, particularly with private information.


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