Governor Owens WAS Presidential Material

by Mike on November 9, 2005

in Politics

I appreciate Governor Owens’ explanation that the vote in Colorado wasn’t exactly as portrayed in the media. But Governor, any measure that allows government spending to increase further is a bad idea. Surplus funds that are not used to lower outstanding debt is money that was wrongfully taken from the people. As President Bush said: “It’s the people’s money.”

The Governor’s explanation is also disappointing because it shows that he doesn’t understand that a smaller government actually benefits people. The aim of smaller government is not to starve children or throw the elderly out on the street. Balanced budgets and preparations for recession, while desirable, are also no the purpose of limited government. The aim of limited government is the recognition that individuals and families are better equipped to solve their own problems. Ronald Reagan said it better than I ever could: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

For the record, Bill Owens is one of my favorite governors. Effectiveness is certainly important in the race for President, but I’m looking for the candidate that can best articulate the vision that people are capable of controlling their own destiny.

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Sal November 9, 2005 at 5:36 pm

All I have to say is “George Allen”


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