The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Monday, March 28, 2005

"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely" - Lord Acton

Republicans Behaving Like Democrats
"Ten years after their historic capture of the House of Representatives, Republican congressional leaders increasingly maintain control with the same hardball tactics they once denounced when Democrats ruled the chamber," according to the Denver Post. "In their 1994 'Contract with America,' Republicans promised to 'transform the way Congress works,' to 'end its cycle of scandal and disgrace' and to shrink a federal government 'that is too big, too intrusive and too easy with the public's money.'"
In "The Spirit of 1994," John Samples and Chris Edwards, editors of The Republican Revolution 10 Years Later, write that after 10 years in power, the exact things that Republicans said were wrong with prior Congresses have become worse under their control: "The GOP is responsible for record high deficits and their policies have intruded even more into state, local, and private activities. Now many Republicans are saying that even the limited spending restraints in the new Bush budget are dead on arrival."


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