Thursday, October 13, 2011


One thing I learned about conservatives on the interwebs is that the do seem to believe that evil libruls love Big Guvmint as an end in itself. Sullivan used to spout that kind of thing a lot. And, no, it just isn't true. More than that, if the Bush years had any positive impact on the world it was giving liberals an extra dose of distrust of the power of the state. Conservative glibertarians never get my respect because they spend all their time worrying about imaginary threats to freedoms which don't matter much.

Anyway, no, "more government spending" is not a liberal goal. There's stuff that the state should pay for, there's stuff that the state should pay for and handle in house (less contracting), and there's stuff that the state should be responsible for. Also, too, fewer freedom bombs.