I wrote a fun little top 10 list over at PIE last week. It is a list of stupid political moments in the past year almost as ridiculous as the indictment charges against Rick Perry. Go check it out.
A revelation on the inefficiency of government.
This story is merely a trifle to illustrate a point, one I think we can all, Democrats and Republicans alike, agree on: the general inefficiency of government.
In my family, registering to vote went hand-in-hand with entering adulthood. On my 18th birthday, I excitedly registered. Even though, at the time, I would not consider myself politically active (I believed all politicians to be corrupt so I disdained getting involved), I still understood the immense importance of my right to vote.
Today’s post was actually an email I received from Gail Spurlock. She gave me permission to reprint her email (as I thought it was informative and pressing). The text has only minor edits for better readability.
Across the county, Republicans took the midterms by storm, scoring seat after seat in national, state and local elections. But deep in the heart of Bible Belt, the bastion of conservatism, the leader of Red state initiatives, the city of Dallas fell from Grace in no uncertain terms. Texas has led the charge on redefining Republicanism. Other conservative states look to the Big T as a place where those on the Right live safely and even thrive, carrying on our fiscal and moral values in a kind of mini utopia of Republican values.
Make no mistake, I’m voting for Perry. To me, there’s no other choice for Governor, despite that I did not support him in the primary and would have preferred a different Republican nominee. But when it comes down to my moment in the box I will happily check R for my state.
You may have heard that the state of Texas has a shortfall in the State budget. The deficit is estimated at $18 Billion. If you hadn’t heard, here is a good summary of the budget deficit and how Texans found out about it. Of course liberals say this proves that Texas’s conservative fiscal policies got them into trouble. Obviously, the cause of the deficit is not conservative policies but the recession. And it will be the conservative policies that save us in the end.