Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quote of the Day - Ideological Future

"In a world where European social democracy is imploding before our eyes, the party of smaller, more modernized government owns the ideological future."

- Charles Krauthammer

Boy, I wish I could agree with, but I can't.  The Republican party isn't the party of smaller, modernized government.  I guess you could make the argument that they are in comparison to the Democratic Party, but that's damning with faint praise.

Yes, European welfare states are imploding, but what are we seeing in those countries?  Are we seeing the people call for smaller, modernized, limited, and fiscally responsible government?  Nope.  We're seeing them double down on the policies that got them in this mess and cede more control to their governments.  What's worse is they're rejecting the only thing that has any hope of salvaging their economies.  Cuts.  Hard, serious, prolonged austerity measures.  In case you were wondering the same thing applies here in America.

Say, didn't Margaret Thatcher say something about the problem with Socialism being that eventually you run out of other people's money?  My, it sure would have been nice if Europe and the U.S. had been listening....


BobG said...

Too many Europeans are serfs at heart, so when things go wrong they search for new masters.

Geodkyt said...

Dr. Krauthammer is right -- one way or t'other, the party of limited government is the future.

I just have no idea what party that is, or when it will be formed (or which and when an existing party will mutate into this successful limited government party*). {grin}

* Sure as heck ain't the Libertarian Party -- because about fifteen minutes after the LP party fully implements it's border security and defense platforms, some major military superpower, like, say, Fiji, will roll over the undefended borders and ignore all six guys in the Army and BOTH airplanes in the Air Force. {chuckle}