Friday, February 20, 2009

Government Is "A Jewel Of Human Association"

Leon Wieseltier at the "New Republic" is discouraged by President Obama's pragmatism and refusal to enunciate fundamental truths, including that conservatives only promote their stale, self-serving, hypocritical doctrines, whereas:
I want the president to tell the American people that, contrary to what they have been taught for many years, government is a jewel of human association and an heirloom of human reason; that government, though it may do ill, does good; that a lot of the good that government does only it can do; that the size of government must be fitted to the size of its tasks, and so, for a polity such as ours, big government is the only government; that strong government comports well with strong freedom...

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