Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Letter to National Review--Let Big Government Collapse

Subject: Let Big Government Collapse
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 20:43:15 -0500

Dear Sirs:
After devouring your December 20th issue, it is almost impossible to come to any other conclusion than that Big Government is the enemy of the people everywhere. Jim Manzi's "Unbundle the Welfare State", Andrew Stuttaford's "PIIGS to the Slaughter", and "The Enemy Within" by Ian Murray and F. Vincent Vernuccio cannot help but list case after case of the immense damage done to the common man by Big Government. The answer is NOT to figure out how to save Big Government, but how to convince the common man that he can do better without Leviathan. The common man does not need government to provide him with a retirement income or healthcare, much less oversee the terms of his employment, the quality of his children's day care, and all the other preposterous so-called "services" that supposedly protect him from the normal vagaries of life. Let the whole corrupt house of cards collapse, along with government's bought-and-paid-for supporters, from the big banks to the public sector employees and to all those who get money from the government only because the government takes it from others at the point of a gun. Return government to the American Founders' ideal of limited government that protects our lives, liberties, and property. The free market and an honest court system will take care of all the rest.

Patrick Barron

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