Rick Santorum: “We’re not the Libertarian Party, we’re the Republican Party”

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The truth is, these “values guys,” Santorum, Huckabee, Bauer, still just don’t understand that they are the problem for the GOP. For all the crowing support for “smaller government” they have given over the years, they pretty much don’t care about reducing the size of the state.  The truth is they are probably all for expanding the state so long at it suits their ends. The socialcons are much more interested in how the state coerces, not that it coerces at all.

Big government conservatives are at least as scary as big government liberals (or progressives or whatever). And they are a weight around the ankle of the Republican Party. If the GOP plans on being relevant it should focus on reducing the size of government as its prime directive. Others can come along and other issues can be tacked onto a truly small government agenda, but for the party to be re-born this is the winning ethos. Small government, entrepreneurship, optimism, ambition, respect, opportunity, liberty.

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