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Feb 8, 2006 4:14 pm


The Republican Ideology of the Total State



Liberty & Power blogger Anthony Gregory has a splendid essay here on the Republican Party and its ideology of the total state. He writes,

"The Republicans have lost even the thinnest pretense of being a party for smaller government. They might prefer deficit spending to taxing people up front. They might understand economics well enough to know that some overbearing regulations favored by Democrats will kill the host on which their parasitic operations depend. They are lower-tax imperialists, perhaps. But they do believe, when push comes to shove, that the president should have unchecked power to spy, detain, torture and wage war. Perhaps the only Constitutional provision worth observing is the guarantee of a Republican form of government – that is, a government of, by, and for the Republicans."

Is there anyone out there who will defend the Republican Party?



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