Conservatives, Don’t Despair aka Frum On A Good Day
As disliked as Frum is sometimes, heck he is a writer. Not every article is smart. This one I submit is just about tack on, and a lesson conservatives need to heed.
I only quote a bit of it other good points can be found in the article. Like how much more monopolized we used to be by government regulated items. For example, we own our phones we are not obligated to lease them for a monopoly.
You’ll hear O’Reilly’s view echoed wherever conservatives express themselves.
Happily, the view is wrong, and in every respect.
America is not a society divided between “makers” and “takers.” Instead, almost all of us proceed through a life cycle where we sometimes make and sometimes take as we pass from schooling to employment to retirement.
The line between “making” and “taking” is not a racial line. The biggest government program we have, Medicare, benefits a population that is 85% white.
President Barack Obama was not re-elected by people who want to “take.” The president was re-elected by people who want to work — and who were convinced, rightly or wrongly, that the president’s policies were more likely to create work than were the policies advocated by my party.