Boehner is correct. The fight has been going on for over 200 years as to how big government should be. Freedom Loving Americans say it should be limited and Marxist/Progressives say it should be all controlling. Freedom reigns under a limited government and totalitarianism is the result of an all controlling government. Boehner, if he ever truly believed in limited government, had given up the fight. Because the fight will go on forever, Freedom Loving Americans can never give up. Our founders told us it would be a constant struggle to remain free.
I look back in history and think about the colonists fighting for freedom. Washington did not give up and never admitted defeat. Rather than taking a Boehner attitude, Washington took his troops across the Delaware on a cold Christmas night and scored a victory that enabled the colonists to fight on. That is leadership. That is dedication. That is a Freedom Loving American.
Calvin Coolidge said “securing greater efficiency in government by the application of the principles of constructive economy, in order that there may be a reduction of the burden of taxation now borne by the American people. The object sought is not merely a cutting down of public expenditures. That is only the means. Tax reduction is the end.”
Coolidge went on to say, “We are seeking to let those who earn money keep more of it for themselves and give less of it to the Government. This means better business, more of the comforts of life, general economic improvement, larger opportunity for education, and a greater freedom for all the people. It is in essence restoring our country to the people of our country. It reendows them not only with increased material but with increased spiritual values.”
Coolidge said this, believed it, and did it. The result was that the economy took off as it always does when taxes are reduced, government spending is reduced, and government regulations are reduced. Coolidge believed in a limited government and rejected the progressive philosophy that argued for a larger central government managed by an administrative regulatory bureaucracy. Coolidge believed that this was unconstitutional. “Government extravagance is not only contrary to the whole teaching of our Constitution, but violates the fundamental conceptions and the very genius of American institutions,” noted Coolidge.
As a result of Coolidge’s budget and tax polices it unleashed a period of economic growth and expansion. It also resulted in low unemployment and an increase in the standard of living for the middle-class. Under Coolidge the federal budget went to $3 billion in 1928 from over $5 billion in 1921. This is bordering on a 40 to 50% cut in federal government expenditures. The Coolidge tax cuts also lowered tax rates and helped the business expansion which occurred during the 1920s.
You see Boehner, it can be done. Reduction in government, which is essential to our continued freedom, will never happen when those in leadership do not believe it can happen and do not have the courage or the moral fortitude to accomplish it. Boehner, you had to go. Now Ryan, McConnell, McCarthy, and Cronyn must go. People who have the leadership qualities of a Coolidge must replace them. This is our job Freedom Loving Americans. We must identify the next Coolidge and fight with the conviction and determination of a George Washington and his ragtag army to get that person elected. Our freedom depends on it.