The one or two of you who read this blog know that Radio Free Bozeangeles is fairly liberal in its views, But when those on the right state something honest and true we will recognize it.
I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline.
Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.