Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Statist of Union address
There were the repeated assertions that he doesn't need warrants to order searches and wiretaps in violation of the 4th Amendment, and the senseless statements that confused democracy with freedom.
Then there's his domestic nonsense:
After decrying the idea that "the government needs to take a larger role in directing the economy, centralizing more power in Washington and increasing taxes" as "economic retreat," he endorsed expansions of federal programs and power such as the ethanol boondoggle, the "Advanced Energy Initiative," the "American Competitiveness Initiative," and similar foolishness.
And while he claims to be cutting taxes at the same time, he isn't -- the spending increases are paid for by borrowing -- this is just taxation deferred to the future.
Pundits are too easy on him -- they should expose him as the tyrant and liar he is.
Or better we can look forward to the American Efficiency Initiative so we can scrap that burgeoning Constitution thing once and for all