George Will pens an excellent article in the Washington Post about the growing scope of Washington’s legislative reach. He refers to it as a hubris; a misguided sense by our current leaders that every social problem can be solved by federal legislation, which always comes at a cost to our liberty.
Will goes on to say the problem will only grow worse. Washington, although you wouldn’t know it, operates with limited resources. Those resources are going to shrink even as the area of responsibility continues to grow. This inevitably leads to bad government – government overpromising and under delivering.
Washington needs to vastly scale backs its efforts to solve every social problem that comes along. The hubris needs a dose of reality. The question is, will Washington listen.
Here’s a link to the Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/19/AR2011011905000.html