I apologize in advance for this, but Rufus Sanders's "Seeing The Light" column provides another opportunity to examine the priorities and thought processes of leftists. Sanders openly states what most other leftists try to hide. I hate to keep bringing Rufus up, but his column gives the middle and right a chance to debate the ideas to which he and other leftists cling.
Leftists believe that the repudiation they suffered on November 2nd had little to do with the policies they tried to force down the throats of Americans - but supposedly had more to do with Obama and the Democrats failure to convey the message. (It's never the ideology, you see. Always something else.)
Instead of repeating the left's narrative about how Obama failed to explain to Americans how his policies have benefited them, (this artful explanation would allow the left to blame anything other than the ideology.) Mr. Sanders tosses caution to the wind and openly states that nothing anybody says will convince him to re-think his belief that increasing government power is the only way to battle social ills in this country.
Memo to Sanders and other leftists: There is little difference between the greed for money and lusting for power. Both exist in the behemoth goverment we've created. The mistake you leftists make is believing that big government is somehow better than big business. You delude yourselves with the fantasy that you seek power for the betterment of the country, instead all you end up doing is centralizing government power to chase an unreachable utopian fantasy. (How's that 'war on drugs' working out? How about the 'war on poverty?') At least with big business, the people have a choice on whether to work hard to achieve a better lot in life. With big government, the ruling class would have the power to take all of that away.
Stay in the dark with the idea that government has all the answers. Lots of innovation there: Give the power to the government and then get angry when it can't solve your problems. Always worked in the past, hasn't it?