Sunday, May 11, 2003

One more, then I'm out: Orrin Judd has a riposte to a well-written, if ultimately stupid, piece by Bill Greider.

One thing: Maybe I'm too far right to see it, but what exactly is wrong with

defenestrat[ing] the federal government and reduce its scale and powers to a level well below what it was before the New Deal's centralization. With that accomplished, movement conservatives envision a restored society in which the prevailing values and power relationships resemble the America that existed around 1900, when William McKinley was President. Governing authority and resources are dispersed from Washington, returned to local levels and also to individuals and private institutions, most notably corporations and religious organizations. The primacy of private property rights is re-established over the shared public priorities expressed in government regulation. Above all, private wealth--both enterprises and individuals with higher incomes--are permanently insulated from the progressive claims of the graduated income tax.
...aside from the bad metaphor, that is (defenestrating a government?)?

UPDATE: The Annoying Old Guy has an even better take (than mine) -- "I think OJ was much to kind."

So do I, buddy.

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