In reviewing my decision (explained in the preceding post) to not vote for or support the Republican candidate seeking to become California's next governor, it occurred to me that she talks about cutting the costs of government because those costs have become unaffordable.
The same thing seems to be true of other GOP establishment candidates nationwide.
Were tax receipts to rise with an improving economy, one has to wonder how many of these candidates would revert to "big government conservatives." This is what we got the last time Republicans controlled the government's legislative branch. When they took over, the GOPers went on a sustained spending spree that squandered even more of the nation's wealth than had their Democrat predecessors.
The inescapable conclusion is that all establishment politicians, irrespective party affiliations, are careerists who will endeavor to perpetuate their positions by using the public treasury to buy supportive constituencies.
None of them gives any sign of actually believing that GOVERNMENT THAT GOVERNS LEAST GOVERNS BEST.
That notion of the nation's founders appears to be a common mindset of the upstart candidates brought into the fray by the Tea Parties. Thus the Tea Parties are offering us an opportunity that does not exist when only establishment candidates are on the ballot and all we can do is to try to pick the lesser of two evils.