There used to be a discernible difference between Democrats and Republicans, but today they both follow the same goal of expanding government. Regardless of party, government officials tell us repeatedly that the answer to all of society's ills is to give them the power to make things right ' whether the issue is safety, energy, climate, environment, health care or education. Of course (you may say) that's what politicians do: they test the wind, make promises, kiss each other's butts, line each other's pockets, and then tell us what they think we want to hear while telling each other whatever furthers their own interests. But why have we grown to expect and accept this behavior?
Isn't it evident that Democrats and Republicans alike tell the same lies, just at different times ' yet always toward the same goal: bigger, more intrusive government. It's time we worried less about the state of the union and more about the union of statists.