Trusting the Government

Obama’s approval number in the latest weekly Gallup tracking poll is now 39%, which is lower than any other president in modern times at this point in a first term. To me, the puzzling thing about that number is that it is so high. After all that has transpired over the last two and a half years, why does anyone still have confidence in this confidence man? Yet there will always be those who have unwavering trust in what the government is doing.

Let’s add to that illustration:

Speaking of big government:

I thought we already dealt with that problem when we declared independence. What we now experience is not what the Founders intended. They knew they had to take a principled stand at some point. We think we always find wisdom through compromise:

Compromise is acceptable if it takes you closer to the goal, but it’s despicable if it drains all the substance out of policy.