Monday, September 26, 2005

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: The New Spending-Addicted G.O.P.

I know that I've posted several articles on the new "generosity" of Washington D.C. Republicans and some readers might wonder why such an issue is featured in a blog that emphasizes moral concerns. Well, the answer is that justice (a rather important foundation of morality!) is very much involved here.

More specifically, the corecive requisition of another's earnings and proprty by anybody (be he a common robber, con artist, or even politician) is itself a very serious injustice, let alone the spending of those monies in ways that are unconstitutional, wasteful and, in cases like government funds given to Planned Parenthood, downright wicked.

So, yes...among the religious and cultural concerns that are dealt with in Vital Signs Blog, I'll continue to highlight those dangerously short-sighted fiscal policies of our political leaders -- policies that create false hopes in our citizenry and endanger the stability of the republic.

And with that said, here's the article I want to highlight today. It is written by Mona Charen, a woman who retains enough loyalty to conservative principles that she dares criticize her own party for its sad abandonment of those principles.