Half-listening to the two main presidential candidates argue over who can grow the government while cutting taxes), I stumbled onto this great paragraph by Tim Shipman of the Telegraph in the U.K.:
America is a nation that was created in rejection of strong central government (ours, as it happens) and has been railing against it ever since. The West Was Won with rugged individualism not government grants for cowboys.
Amen. Too bad we’ve forgotten.