They're the Government, not God

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, January 21, 2004

They're the Government, not God

Politicians are a pathetic lot. They have few convictions and whether they are Republican or Democrat they look for new ways to spend our money in order to keep themselves in office with all of the benefits that go with their jobs.

So we read of a new study that shows Republicans in Congress have shifted dramatically to the left during the Bush presidency while democrats have moved significantly to the right.

Under this president, spending has increased more than any other in recent memory. This from the party of smaller government and more personal responsibility.

Just two years ago, 19 Republican senators had a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. Not one scored that high in last year’s survey.

On the other hand, no Democrat scored a perfect liberal rating last year. Nine did in 2002.

Despite all of the talk about working families and the poor, it isn’t about us. It’s about them. Government has replaced God and personal responsibility. It is a very poor substitute.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.