Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Where Have the Actual Conservatives Gone?

"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."


Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that I did read this, but I don't have anything to say since I'm not conservative. But I didn't want you to feel like you could hear crickets about your statement.

AsterixChaos said...


I've nothing else to say--he said it all, right there.

Donzo said...

Goldwater is a good start. People need to wake up. Government is making us soft. Kruschev was right.