August 29, 2011 by David K. Sutton
You Almost Can’t See It
Small government conservatives would like a government so small you almost can’t see it. I, on the other hand, believe government is of the people, by the people, for the people. I believe that was once uttered by a famous Republican. I don’t want a government that is unable to respond to a national disaster because (a) it lacks the resources to do so -or- (b) it requires spending cuts before responding.
I want a government that has compassion for those less fortunate or at a disadvantage. I want a government that promotes the general welfare in order to form a more perfect union. I want a government that can distinguish between citizens and corporations. I want a government that believes healthcare is a right and not a privilege of those with enough dollars in their pocket. I want a government that cares about human rights before sovereign rights. Last, I want a government that is beholden to all citizens equally.