I would like to comment on a few statements made by Peter Goldmark in his commentary, “Don’t dismantle government,” in the Oct. 9 Herald. In attacking the right, and, in particular, the tea party, in his commentary, Mr. Goldmark states:
“What sets us apart, and what others have admired since our founding, is our system of government: its individual liberties, its limited government with checks and balances, its flexibility and capacity for pragmatic innovations, and the rule of law.”
Mr. Goldmark, this is exactly how the tea party feels! Imagine that!
The problem exists not in our system of government as the Founding Fathers established it and intended it to be, but in the bloated, out-of-control, ineffective monstrosity generations of egotistical politicians and bureaucrats have caused it to become.
You suggest that the tea party seeks “to paralyze or take apart the American government.” No sir! You are missing the point. The American government is paralyzed now and falling apart now.
We in the tea party are trying to get it back into shape again so it can function as originally intended. Individual liberties, limited government, flexibility, pragmatic innovation, and the rule of law are oxymorons when speaking of the current state of affairs.
With all due respect, Mr. Goldmark, I don’t think you can see the forest for the trees.
You said, “Before we are done, each of us will have to decide which side we are on.” I have already decided. I am on the side of America. The Republic of the United States! Why don’t you join me?