Of Romney and Ratchets
Most every Administration since Washington’s has managed to grow the Federal government’s power, ratcheting leftwards one notch at a time. Coolidge’s seems to have been a noble and notable exception, and too, Reagan’s, in his own time. Lincoln, Wilson, FDR and Obama each managed to jam the wrench hard-left many notches apiece. (Apiece – as in “nasty” and “of work,” yeh? – Ed.)
We will not be satisfied until the Federal government’s size and power and cost are all of them dramatically reduced. One or two notch-backs won’t do it; Romney will be considered a miserable failure on the Constitution unless he works with Congress to undo the damage of the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama epoch and restore us towards Liberty.
He and the Republicans had best not get cocky; This November will be far less than a Romney victory than it will be an Obama failure and a Tea Party success.