Awareness, not despair


Where Thomas Lifson sees despair I see dawning awareness. Isolated, the Katrina spending may be debatable as policy. But as a predictable pattern of spending it cannot be debated. The Administration's conservative approach is always theoretical, the currency spent is always hard dollars.

As a conservative I, and I think you, should be happy to see a healthy counter—reaction to these proposals. Bush is merely a player on the stage... the conservative principles, that he espouses but doesn't enact, they need to be addressed. "Conservative spending" may or may not be an oxymoron. But the power of the Feds grows daily and the restraining impulse must be encouraged.

Andrew Sumereau   9 26 05