Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Go Big or Go Home

Land of the Giants
There's an element of truth in that. Bigness is part of what it means to be American. America is Superman and Wonder Woman, the Ziegfeld Follies and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Super Bowl, King Kong, Avatar, Surf’n'Turf and Supersized Fries and all-U-can-eat. . . . I love 'em all, but such a land would seem an unlikely candidate for genteel incremental Continental-style decline. When such a nation embarks on the European trajectory of suicide-by-statism, it will not merely be Big Government but Biggest Government. I used to think Obamacare would simply be a disaster on the scale of Canadian health care or Britain’s NHS, but, as the Cornhusker Kickback and the legions of additional IRS agents and the tanning-salon tax became plain, you realize it will be a disaster of an entirely different order. This is Gibbon's Decline And Fall All-U-Can-Eat Super Bowl Christmas Spectacular On Ice.
I really like the way Mark Steyn makes a point. The following is from the comments:
...we need to CONTINUE worshipping at that altar of BIG--

The biggest spending cuts in history...

The biggest tax cuts in history...

The biggest scaling back of government in history...

... followed by the biggest comeback in history.

Decline is a choice, not a fate.

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