Friday, January 06, 2006

Lets make a Deal

I've got a friend who works for one my suppliers that is an unapologetic socialist. I normally try to avoid politically oriented discussions with him because they so seldom accomplish anything. But the other day, our conversation somehow meandered into that arena, and I nearly choked when he stated that government might be involved in a few more areas of our lives than is really necessary. He then quickly said that even though this might be the case, he was worried that if the Libertarians were in charge, we might trim things too much.

Well, we were able to strike a deal. I'm going to try to get the Libertarian nomination for the District 54 seat in the House of Representatives. If I win the nomination, Jim is going to vote for me. If I win the election, I'm going to use every opportunity to reduce the size, scope and cost of our government. If we get enough Libertarians elected, we might actually return it to it's Constitutionally mandated limits.

But if, during this transformation, the government gets too small to suit Jim's tastes, I promise there will a lot of Republicans and Democrats that he can vote for that would just love to make it big again. It's almost one of those "win-win" situations politicians like to talk about.

How's that for a deal?

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