mandag den 10. maj 2010

Apropos sundhedsreformen, forfatningen og Goldwater

Barry Goldwater i The Conscience of A Conservative":

"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents "interests," I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can".
Goldwater er en principfast konservativ, som ikke lader sig rive med tidens populistiske udskejelser og folkestemningen. Bare der dog fandtes flere af Goldwaters slags i politik!

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