The limits of the welfare state »

By George F. Will

Today, as it has been for a century, American politics is an argument between two Princetonians — James Madison, class of 1771, and Woodrow Wilson, class of 1879. Madison was the most profound thinker among the Founders. Wilson, avatar of “progressivism,” was the first President critical of the nation’s founding. Barack Obama’s Wilsonian agenda reflects its namesake’s rejection of limited government.

Lack of “a limiting principle” …

FedEx and Mr. Smith, tear down this website »

I’ve been on record as opposing federal bailouts of failing businesses because they waste taxpayer money, reward businesses that are poorly run, and because they are well outside the proper role of our constitutionally limited federal government. So when FedEx claimed that UPS was seeking a government bailout, I was prepared to jump all over another wasteful government program. But after I looked into FedEx’s claims, I realized that FedEx …

Mr. Smith (FedEx), tear down this website … »

I’ve been on record as opposing federal bailouts of failing businesses because they waste taxpayer money, reward businesses that are poorly run, and because they are well outside the proper role of our constitutionally limited government. So when FedEx claimed that UPS was seeking a government bailout, I was prepared to jump all over another wasteful government program. But after I looked into FedEx’s claims, I realized that FedEx was …

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