What Happened to the GOP?

Newsday.com – Opinion – GOP Runs Amok

Didn’t the Republican Party used to talk about getting the government off the backs of the people? Wasn’t it Republicans who wanted to devolve power to the states? If they still believe those things, somebody needs to tell the Republican occupant of the White House.

The Bush administration has intruded into death, sickness and marriage – the most intimate matters imaginable – in ways that trample the will of voters and state courts. That’s not just big government; it’s big brother government.

Couldn’t agree more. I used to have some amount of respect for the Republican ideology when it came to issues like state rights, individual rights, and reducing big government. This administration exhibits none of these traits, and in fact they are on the attack against any such notions that conflict with their fascist agenda.