Tea Partiers Embrace Liberty, Not Big Government – Michael Barone, Townhall.com
Michael correctly fingers progressives Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, along with New Republic founder Herbert Croly, as those behind the guiding hand of big-government theology. Such radical progressives as today’s Obama-fronted Radical Progressive Movement (RPM) believe, quite wrongly, that the Founders were out of date. Now, as Michael concludes, “Most Americans, however, are rejecting the path of dependence and are intent on declaring their independence once again.” For my money, Dick Armey and FreedomWorks best represent the core principles that the revolutionary era kept so near and dear. – Dick Young
Dems Dread Supreme Court Fight After Elections – Byron York, The Washington Examiner
It seems that there is really no good time for Associate Justice Stevens to retire from the Supreme Court. If he retires before the election, the GOP will use the confirmation process of the next justice to rile up the base on every possible social issue. If Stevens waits until after the election to retire, Democrats will be fighting for a nominee with fewer votes in their quiver. It is likely that they will lose numerous Senate seats in November, and they already face a filibuster-capable GOP across the aisle. Stevens, at age 89, can’t really be asked to wait much longer. – Timothy Jones
Would the Founders Love ObamaCare? – Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Henninger rightly asks, “Does the Democratic left think the national government’s powers are infinite?” It would seem that is exactly what they think. What is the limit of government power in the minds of the progressives? There isn’t one. The progressives will attack anything not conforming to their view and use the government’s power to regulate and tax it to death. – Dick Young
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