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InsiderOnline Blog: October 2004

Our Lofty, Laborious Endeavor

In honor of the recently ended legislative session and the abhorrent overspending which is spurned, I point all good conservatives to the new feature in the upper righthand corner of the page, "Why Limit Government?"

It's a speech given by the Mackinac Center's Larry Reed at The Heritage Foundation's Resource Bank meeting last April. As Reed notes, the short answer to the question is, "Why not?" But he goes into a little more detail than that, including some tips on how to stay optimistic and how to say you're "for" maximizing enterprise and opportunity as opposed to always being "against" everything. The gist?

Limiting government is a lofty endeavor. It's good, honest work. It's a powerful message when presented well.

So let's get out there and get it done.

He's right. I love Reed's get-back-to-basics pieces. His Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy always makes me stand a little taller after I've read it.

Posted on 10/20/04 04:27 PM by Mary Katherine Ham

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