The Independent Voice for Conservative Values
and the Conscience of the Conservative Movement
Less Government is the Best Government
The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives
– By Scott Rohter, January 2011 - Edited January 2014
Liberals are under an illusion that big government is better government. They believe that big government has all of the answers. They think that government can provide all of the solutions to life's problems. They view government as a benevolent sugar daddy. Liberals believe that big government can protect us from all of the bad things in life including those that are sometimes done by big business in their pursuit of making money, but the best available evidence doesn't support their beliefs. The disastrous Gulf Oil Spill proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the liberal theory of good governance is just a total fallacy. Our Federal government under Barack Obama was just as incapable of containing the damage caused by the explosion of Deep Water Horizon as it was at taking care of the hapless victims of Hurricane Katrina under George W. Bush.
Conservatives acknowledge that bad decisions are sometimes made by businesses. Bad acts are sometimes committed by corporations in their pursuit of earning a profit for their shareholders and investors nevertheless we still believe that less government is the best government. We know that government seldom provides the best answers to life's problems. We consider government to be a fearsome master and a potential tyrant which needs to be contained for our own safety and security. We prefer to take our chances with corporate America rather than to trust in the convenient promises made by big government politicians. Remember that big business can’t hold a gun up to your head and compel you to do something against your will but the Federal Government can. Instead of saving us from a potentially unfair market advantage created by big business our bloated Federal bureaucracy frequently creates a tyranny of injustices that are far worse than any wrongs committed by big business acting alone.
"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter