Tuesday, December 16, 2008

George W. Bush . . . off the deep end

Today, I'm quite thankful for the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which limits individuals to two terms as President.  No, I'm not happy that Barack Obama will be taking office but it is definitely time for George W. Bush to leave.

Today, President Bush admitted that he has "abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system."  (Link to story here.)

What's next?  Abandoning the principles of limited government to save federalism?  Oh, wait, that's already been done.

Maybe abandoning principles of freedom to protect the Bill of Rights?

Back in 2000, it sure seemed like we were electing a conservative.  And President Bush, to his credit, has done some things right.  But it sure seems like he fell into the D.C. trap and has been sliding to the left since his arrival, doesn't it?


dameon said...

The thing that's caused this collapse is the fact that it was not allowed to collapse years ago, when a market correction was needed.

The market is like a pressure tank. If you don't let the release valve open to moderate the pressure, the explosion will just be bigger later on.

The tank is now on the verge of blowing off that pressure release valve, and the government is doing everything it can hold in the pressure in, 'cept they haven't got a bigger, stronger valve.

It's time to let 'r blow and let the pressure out, so we can get back to a free, self regulated market.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Let 'r blow!

Indeed, the time has come.