BY BRIAN COLLINS
In this paper I will discuss that the idealism behind big government, what it stands for, do we need it and why. Is big government the way that our country should be ran, or is it time to simplify?
The definition of big government is; government perceived as excessively interventionist and intruding into all aspects of the lives of its citizens. What we should be saying is that big government is presently being used for purposes that are completely inappropriate. A country, however, cannot operate in the international world without strength. And I think it’s imperative that this issue be brought to the forefront of the American political discussion in a way that it has not yet been. (Black, 2010) Is this true? Government is used inappropriately? Well what shall it be used for, if not for the sole purpose of governing the states? That is what “big brother,” is there for. Every employee needs a supervisor, that supervisor needs a manager, that manager needs a director. It is the chain of command. Government needs to be in everyone’s business, not to only help regulate, but be there when pure hell breaks out.
Take for instance Hurricane Katrina, a devastating blow to many southern states, do you think for one minute at the state level they could have pulled themselves back together to create jobs, and have money and support to rebuild. No, of course not, they had to depend on big government for a bail out. That is what we do not look at, when times are tough and government swoops in to lend a hand, then it is all good. When things are running smoothly and government wishes to tweak things to hopefully encourage a boost in the economy, we freak out that they should just leave well enough alone.
The question remains of how far the power of big government should have over the state, and...