James Bennet of The Atlantic offers us this nugget of wisdom in his latest editor’s note:
Our era is less fearful than contemptuous of government. The Iron Curtain is receding in memory, and pundits complain that the American government is, if anything, too weak, too helpless in the grip of special interests, to do anything but rename buildings after Ronald Reagan.
Too weak? The same government that aims through its 2010 health care reform law to subject most of our lifestyle choices to bureaucratic dictate? The same government that has pursued energy policies that drive up costs unnecessarily for all consumers in pursuit of ill-conceived environmental goals? The same government that eats away at a growing portion of the private sector with each passing year? Mr. Bennet might benefit from an expanded reading list that includes more free-market, limited-government pundits.