In the left corner, representing us, we have a true statesperson: Senator Elizabeth Warner:
When was the last time the anarchy gang called for regulators to go easier on companies that put lead in children’s toys? Or for inspectors to stop checking whether the meat in our grocery stores is crawling with deadly bacteria? Or for the FDA to ignore whether morning sickness drugs will cause horrible deformities in our babies?
When? Never. In fact, whenever the anarchists make any headway in their quest and cause damage to our government, the opposite happens.
Why do they do this? Because the boogeyman government in the alternate universe of their fiery political speeches isn’t real. It doesn’t exist.
Government is real, and it has three basic functions:
1. Provide for the national defense.
2. Put rules in place rules, like traffic lights and bank regulations, that are fair and transparent.
3. Build the things together that none of us can build alone – roads, schools, power grids – the things that give everyone a chance to succeed.
We are alive, we are healthier, we are stronger because of government.
And in the other corner, we have John Boehner and the Tea Party Tizziers:
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My thanks to the Stephen D at the Daily Kos for the video link to Senator Warren (my hero).
And my thanks to one of my favorite blogging buddies, Frank of A Frank Angle for Groucho.