Standing Athwart History Yelling "Regulate!"

Ed Morrissey writes:

Imagine my surprise when the New York Times ran an op-ed yesterday on the evils of an overly large federal government and the wisdom of following the Constitutional framework for sovereign states united in common defense.


Given the trends amongst the left over the last decade, I’m not as surprised as Ed seems to be. Of course, the federalism of early America was also combined with a remarkably laissez faire approach to the markets and capitalism, which began to ebb with the development of the first truly big businesses, the railroads. That half of the equation will of course be completely ignored by a left that wants to strangle business growth–and if the snail darter (remember him?) couldn’t do it, they can only pray–seemingly almost literally–that “another 30 Kyotos” will.


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