…early on that is. At least everyone was paying attention.
While myself and others recognized that Scott Brown was not a liberty-loving fellow and were expecting this kind of behavior, it hasn’t been seen that way across the country (until now, hopefully). All most people knew was that he was running against a Democrat and he said he wouldn’t vote for Obama’s healthcare bill. But did many listen when he mentioned he wouldn’t vote for it because he thought he could instead make it better?
What I’m trying to say is that we shouldn’t be surprised by his vote to advance this bill. His stance is that government can and should help people better their lives. He stated that he “…came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside and to do everything in [his] power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families.” [emphasis mine] If we wanted a truly liberty-oriented candidate who believes in the constitution, it would have been someone who would never claim that the government is the answer to our problems, rather that they are the problem themselves. Not only should the government not be in the business of bettering anyone’s lives, they are unable to! If you frequent the post office, DMV or pay any attention to politics whatsoever, it should have been clear long ago that the government does not run things well and should be limited to the strict confinements of the constitution. Scott Brown let us down by advancing government rather than diminishing it.
I am glad that Scott made his move when people were watching. All I can hope is that as a nation we are learning our lessons, and it seems that we are. I have been quite pleased with the outrage today by those on the “center-right”, and am happy to see that very few are sticking up for him. However, we still have a long way to go and cannot stop now. For those of us who truly care about restoring liberty to this republic, there is plenty of hard work ahead.
Disclaimer: Liberty on the Rocks is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse or oppose any candidate in any election.