Each of the Leftist LUNCs that have and will be explored in my other blog have at least one thing in common--i.e. "costly and deleterious expansion of government." Liberals tend to look to governments, particularly centralized governments, as the means to their worthy ends.
This is not to say that governments are completely worthless. They are good and perhaps even the best means for certain ends (particularly those things listed in the Constitution), but not so good for others. It is just that Liberals tend to champion causes for which governments are terrible, and shy away from or challenge causes for which governments work best. (See below)
See also Gov: Wrong Tool for the Right Job:
- Strength in Numbers -For many leftist causes, there is weakness rather than strength in numbers because the many are being supported by the few.
- Elitism and Specialization -Most of government isn't peopled with the best and brightest.
- Cold Nanny -It doesn't make sense to turn big-hearted projects over to an entity with no heart.