One conservative’s vote for divided government

From Brett Arends of the Boston Herald:

“Real conservatives, after all, believe in smaller government, lower spending, balanced budgets, individual freedom, checks and balances, political restraint, states’ rights, a prudent foreign policy, and a deep respect of the Constitution. 

Seen any of that recently?
A vote for divided government is a vote for the basic principle of our republic. Our Constitution doesn’t mention political parties. The Founding Fathers warned against them. But they were explicit about the need for checks and balances, and for a tight rein on the executive branch. 

Can anyone but a partisan hack seriously argue we have that right now? America has done best when the White House and Congress have been in different hands.” 


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