In response to loborncrazypants saying the following:
“The Conservative agenda is simply to have a small, constitutionally limited government. Such an agenda ensures the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The liberal agenda of building Big Government destroys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as we are seeing first hand from the Obama Administration.”
I stated the following:
Read more of the constitution, not just the first amendment. The framers weren’t worried about “big” government as in spending, they were worried about a “big” government that tramples peoples’ rights, tells people who they can marry, whether they can have an abortion, what church they have to go to, decides what speech is free and what is restricted etc.
The FCC is an example of the kind of “big government” you should be worried about, not food stamps or medicare which are designed, to quote the constitution, to “promote the general welfare”, as stated in both the preamble and the text of the constitution.
This nonsense about constitutional government is propaganda designed by the wealthy few to convince the vast majority of americans to screw themselves so that bill gates has to pay less taxes. Ever notice that virtually every single pundit, politician and major CEO is in the top tax bracket? They are anti-welfare because it doesn’t benefit them specifically, and they rail against government restriction of unsafe corporate practices in the same way a mobster wouldn’t support law enforcement.