I don’t know the whole back story, but I sure liked all the “what ifs”. Yes; Ronald Reagan, The One, to whom all others must be compared, Ronaldus Magnus, presided over a near doubling of the federal budget, and was all in on the drug war. I hadn’t previously heard of the things he said about Santorum. Oh goody.
So how can we fix it? It’s already been push verses shove for a long time (my neighbor, the political prisoner, gets out of the federal poke in a few months, but his business is totally gone)(I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told, “You’d better watch what you say…!”). Ours has just been less violent than, say, the Bolshevik Revolution and the Cultural Revolution. So far. I for one would like to keep it that way, but only if it can be going the opposite direction (away from statism and toward liberty). We’d had far too much of this shit by the time I was born, during the Eisenhower administration.
I suppose then, what we need in a presidential campaign is someone who has a plan to “maintain the revolution, but turn it around the other way and without unnecessary killing”.
I’ll be interested to know where De Judge goes from here.