Are Republicans Really for Smaller Government?

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBavo8IIVCM&feature=feedf]YouTube - ‪Are Republicans Really for Smaller Government?‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Ford?

    For a moment I was going to take you seriously.

    But seriously

    Republicans are not for smaller government. Conservatives are.

    Please don't confuse the Two.
     
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    You didn't even watch the video, how can I take your notion that "conservative" republican presidents over history have shrunk the size of government seriously.

    You are just intellectually lazy, though I would expect no less from a "conservative".
     
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    Lars, I can't speak for what Republicans are and are not for, since I'm not one.

    However, Conservatives are for Limiting the things that the Government is allowed to be involved in. Now, within the limits of what the Government is allowed to be involved in, the Government's power should be very broad under this philosophy; and outside of those limits the Government's power should be non-existant. The obvious question then becomes, where those limits are set.
     
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    No. But conservatives are.
     
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    But how can we objectively define what a conservative is? There are plenty of self-professed conservatives who don't favor smaller government at all.
     
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    He doesn't have to, he already knows Reagan isn't a conservative and the republican party isn't conservative.

    Maybe you need educated on those things, don't get mad at those of us who don't.
     
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    No.

    Any other questions?
     
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    What do I need to get educated on? For someone who claims not to be a republican, or to support the Republican Party regularly, you get pretty po'ed when I point out the fact that the GOP has grown the scope of the state almost every time they have achieved electoral success.
     
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    No. Republicans are for global fascist dictatorship, wars, and surveillance.

    Conservatives claim to be for smaller government because they like economic freedom, but when it comes to social issues, they want to control every aspect of your lives.


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