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Fear

Armstrong Williams | 3/21/2013, 12:08 p.m.
At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

Fear is sometimes appropriate, and this would be one of those times. We should fear skyrocketing debt and its consequent inflation; we should fear the disintegration of the family in our society; we should fear cuts to our already over extended military.

What shouldn't we fear? The Ryan budget, for one thing, which doesn't even balance this decade. This is hardly a radical proposal--it's only radical compared to our far-left president.

To my Democrat friends who believe so strongly in the virtue of big government, I say this: Perhaps spending cuts could actually make the government work better. Maybe if a government agency couldn't simply borrow and borrow indefinitely, it would be forced into efficiency. We can certainly agree that infinite spending does not encourage efficiency; why be so afraid of cutting the deficit, of approaching a balanced checkbook?

All this fearmongering from the left has got me afraid.

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