‘Ebola Is a Great Argument for Big Government’
Former Obama official and CNN “Crossfire” host Van Jones says there’s no reason to let a good crisis go to waste. Specifically, Ebola. “We can’t let the Republicans get away with some of the stuff they’re doing this week, just trying to bash Obama,” Jones said. “Hey, you know, government is always your enemy until you need a friend. This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.” Jones inadvertently admitted an important distinction between conservatives and liberals. The former think government, properly defined and constrained by the Constitution, is, as Thomas Paine called it, “a necessary evil.” Liberals simply “believe in” government, and the bigger the better. It’s practically religious. And it might be as dangerous as Ebola.
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