The PJ Tatler

GOP Party of Big Government, Too

Common rumor has it that the Democrats are the party of Big Government, and the Republicans stand for smaller government.

Only until it’s an idea the GOP thinks is “good.”

The House Judiciary committee just approved a bill that will force internet providers to maintain logs of their customers’ activities for one year. This means more government oversight.

Suddenly, the Democrats are against government intrusion:

It represents “a data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us find out where every single American visited Web sites,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who led Democratic opposition to the bill.

This vote is being hailed as a “victory for conservative Republicans,” and supported by the Holder’s DOJ.

Here’s the problem: Americans need to wake up and realize that career prostiticians of any professed political stripe are all the same. They want to steal your Liberty, and will do so with the most compelling sales pitch. It’s up to us to avoid being credulous just because the salesman is allegedly “one of us.”