Liberals and Conservation
Can you think of a liberal who doesn’t want conservation as it concerns the environment and energy? You know: reduce, reuse, recycle, and all that.
Within reason, such ideas are all well and good…within reason. But when the cost exceeds the benefit, such proposals are no longer within reason.
However, can you think of a liberal who is in favor of conservation as it pertains to government?
Instead—as it pertains to liberals and government—the answer to the question, any question, is the opposite of conversation. The answer is always more: more government, more rules, more bureaucracy, more entitlements, more “rights.” More is the left’s version of Drill, Baby, Drill.
In the liberal mind, even a reduction in the rate of growth is a reduction and must be fought fang and claw. Little wonder we never close the deal on actual reductions in the size, cost, and scope of government even as this Leviathan endangers our very way of life.