THE BLOG
07/11/2011 10:11 am ET Updated Sep 10, 2011

So You Like Big Government, Do You?

Some people like a government that is big and does everything for its citizens.

I do not.

Some people like a government that is always telling its populace what it may and may not do.

I do not.

Some people don't mind a government that tells its people where they must go for medical treatment, get a check-up or which doctor they have to see.

I do.

Some people don't worry about a government that prevents some companies from selling products, like McDonald's or Coca Cola, because the government says their products are unhealthy, while the same government lets other companies like Phillip Morris and BAT sell all the cigarettes they can.

I do.

Some people think it's OK for a government to bash cigarette smokers instead of tobacco companies.

I do not.

Some people think drugs of all sorts should be legalized.

I do not.

Some people have no problem with a government that tells the auto industry how to runs its business and then takes an ownership position in those automakers.

I do.

Some people don't mind that the government says they can't own guns to protect their homes and families.

I do.

Some people think it's fine for the government to say it's all right for women to abort their babies.

I do not.
Some people think same-sex marriage is splendid.

I do not.

Some people are all right with a government that pretends it is busy working and its programs are working instead of admitting its mistakes, eliminating excess expenses and trying to do better.

I am not.

Some people don't mind paying ridiculous taxes to fund big entitlement programs.

I do.

Some people don't object to mindless spending by our government when regular people are unemployed, hungry or suffering.

I do.

Some people think it's a good idea for government to try to be all things to all people.

I do not.

Some people think government should listen better; that it shouldn't operate in a vacuum or go spinning off in strange directions.

I certainly do.

Some people think government should tax less and serve more.

I definitely do.

Some people think government should take its marching orders from its people.

I assuredly do.

Some people think government--the supposed servants of the voters--should be spoken to and not heard from.

I vehemently do.