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The Error of Big Government

Posted on | October 7, 2013 | No Comments

This current government shutdown has given us some amusing hashtags: from the simple #HarryReidShutdown, #ObamaShutdown, #ShutdownTheater to the hilarious #SpiteHouse, #PresidentStompyFoot, #ShutNado

Though I do believe most of the #Barrycades (and #Harrycades) are just so much spoon banging by a petulant & vindictive administration, they certainly serve as an illustration of the famous quote*

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have

Perhaps that is Obama’s clumsy point. His biggest opposition comes from those opposed to big government spending…and big government control. He may well have seen this as an opportunity to “show everyone” just how terribly important we should think all that big government is.

What he has illustrated by closing open air monuments to veterans, blockading scenic overlooks & private businesses, kicking home owners out of their own homes, and even attempting to close the ocean is just how big the government is – and how much control we have allowed it to have. And how very much we need to take that control back, back to “We The People” where it belongs.

And, in Barack Obama’s attempt to show us how big and important the government is, he has clearly illustrated how truly small and unimportant he himself is.

* Yes, I know it wasn’t Jefferson, but the quote is still good and I like the pic.


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