Sunday, September 07, 2008

Change you can believe in?

If you read this blog, you are familiar with the words I used in the title. "Change you can believe in" is, of course, Obama's creed.

Well, "change" is now kind of a big thing in this election. Or is it?

For what it's worth, I totally believe that electing Obama will result in "change".

Working with a (likely to be) Democrat-controlled Congress, his liberalism will be totally unleashed. He will expand the government in a manner that we haven't seen since the depression, he will appoint the most liberal-minded jurists to the many vacant spots in higher-level courts, and he will unhinge our economy in the name of "stopping the rise of the oceans and healing the planet".

So make no mistake: there will be change under an Obama administration.

It just isn't a change that I want to be a part of.

What does McCain offer? Well, I think he will change things too--but in a much milder manner than would Obama. I think he will push hard to open OCS drilling (at the least). And I hope he sticks to his guns when he gets his first spending bill that includes pork--and I think he will. But other things that McCain offers--like limiting the bloating of government programs--aren't so much "change" as they are a "reform" of the current status quo. Heck, even the anti-pork crusade is more of a reform of the appropriations process than it is an outright change.

So Obama DOES represent a bigger potential change to Washington than does McCain--in my humble opinion.

But does our government really need to be changed?

Or does it just need to start doing its job better--more efficiently and more in the spirit of representing the people?

Because THAT isn't the kind of government that Obama is interested in providing to you.

Again, that's my humble opinion.


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