Thursday, May 20, 2010

Self-Reliance, Kennedy-Style

Billy Kennedy, candidate for US Congress from the 5th District of North Carolina, says his campaign is about "self-reliance" and "us governing ourselves." Sign us up!

On second thought, don't. Kennedy's bizarre concept of "self-reliance" and "people governing themselves" apparently involves massive federal intervention into every corner of our lives--from healthcare to education to the environment to the economy to the transportation system!

Kennedy says he has a real problem with "these people that bash government day in and day out, and then, on their own, take advantage of it." As if we're not allowed to criticize the size of government if we use the services that are paid for by our own money through the confiscatory federal income tax system.

Maybe Kennedy should consider running for Congress in Massachusetts.