I've been preoccupied lately with trying to figure out why anyone who supports limited government would support George W. Bush and the G.O.P., particularly after that State of the Union speech … The other reason, I guess, is the supposed lack of viable alternatives. I think about that scene from Officer and a Gentleman … Louis Gossett Jr. is beating the piss out of Richard Gere, and Gossett screams "Why you wanna be a Marine, Mayonaisse?" And Gere, doubled over, snot and blood dripping from his nose, screams back: "CAUSE I GOT NOWHERE ELSE TA GO!! [sob] I got nowhere else ta go..."No matter how you slice it, the principle of limited government takes a beating.
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Posted by Glen Whitman at 3:17 PM
Gene Healy nails it: