Saturday, January 10, 2004

Rights & Reason: To Boldly Go...

President Bush has received a lot of praise—mostly from his conservative defenders—for his proposal to expand America's space exploration program. I'm all for space exploration, but Radley Balko correctly calls a spade a spade:
President Bush: Vowing to throw billions of taxpayer dollars at a wasteful federal bureaucracy is not "bold." It does not make you a "visionary." In fact, it only solidifies your place among all the other mediocre presidents who freely spent tax dollars in an effort to make themselves look grand.
Unfortunately, President Bush will become more "bold" and "visionary" as the election approaches. This means he won't advance any substantive proposals to advance individual rights—they don't poll well.

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