Mitt Romney andhave a right to propose a smaller government, and that states take care of most tasks.
Putting aside whether that is a practical way to run a country for the moment, we do have a right to ask them to stick to these beliefs.
Too many times when their views were seen as politically incorrect they merely “walked them back,” to use today’s lingo.
That may not be true any longer. Improvements in communications later made it possible to tell lies so often that they began to be seen as the truth.
With today’s media there is so much noise it is hard to tell what is true. Media content creators are competing for the attention of the nation, with no holds barred.
Romney said he would shut down FEMA, even privatize it.
Obama called the attack on Benghazi an attack, and an act of terror, twice within 24 hours.
Who to believe?
Leaving that answer to each individual voter, the question should become whether making the government smaller should be the No. 1 priority of Americans. Is small inherently better than large, or just in some cases, even most cases.
The New York Times may have said it best with “big storm, big government.”
Bad things, be they serial killers, diseases, bugs, weather disasters, or terrorism, cross states lines.
Republicans say regional disasters create an opportunity for unnecessary spending.
We could disassemble NORTHCOM and NORAD and build a state emergency center in all 50 states. And we could build a communications system connecting them.
At the end of the day, would the director of each one of these centers be more concerned about his/her state or the regional outcome?
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