George Will Majors In Minors; Ignores Importance of Constitution
In one of his columns recently, George Will says that this year we may be seeing the most nation-shaping election since 1932. As Will sees it, the battle is between Democrats and Republicans, what he calls two radically different ideas of the proper role of government and the individual’s proper relationship to government.
On the one hand, Will says there is President Bush’s so-called strong government conservatism which he insists is not synonymous with Big Government --- a distinction without a difference, as I see it. And then there is the traditional Democrat Liberal agenda which he says favors expanding government controls and shrinking the sphere of freedom of choice to promote equality.
Will, who obviously favors this strong government conservatism, says it contracts the dependency culture and expands the sphere of free choices thereby enhancing the individual’s responsibility.
Well, now, I’ve got to be honest. I have no idea what George Will is saying here. But one thing is clear: He completely misses one very important aspect of this year’s election. One issue that Will totally ignores is the U.S. Constitution.
Forget strong government conservatism --- whatever that means. It sounds like an oxymoron if ever there was one. And forget the usual Big Government Liberals.
One of the key issues in this year’s national election is: Which party, which candidates, are Constitutionalists? Which party, which candidates really believe in our Constitution and will say, explicitly, that they believe the Federal Government should do nothing that is not specifically authorized by the Constitution.
When the record is examined, the sad truth is that neither our current President nor any of the Democrat Presidential candidates seem to care at all about how our Constitution strictly limits what the Federal Government can legally do.
I do care about our Constitution. That’s why I’m running for President on the Constitution Party ticket. And I promise you that if you will vote for me, and if I am elected, I will obey the Constitution, so help me God.