Admittedly I've been a "small government conservative" in the past. But I think I'm over it.
Especially with the craziness coming from such movements as the tea party who shout for an end to taxes without represenation (we already have representation) and the end to socialized medicine and etc.
And yet, my guess would be that not a single "small government conservative" has ever opted out of one single government service... *ahem*... entitlement.
Anyways, it's not a small government with no taxes that we need. It's a functional government, with accountable representatives that we need and want.
It's high time that reason and grace were reintroduced to America. Debate and public discourse needs to replace shouting, screaming and bully-pulpitting. Forgiveness and cooperation should be our economic cornerstones.
And more than anything, we need to get out of our lifeboat-mentality. There is more than enough room for everyone in the lifeboat of America. Come one come all!