Government Reform

“Reform” is a powerful word in politics, and a central purpose of CASE is reclaiming it from the Left, which has turned it into a synonym for expanding the size and scope of government. True reform of the kind our state and country need is restoring government to its constitutional limits. Liberals seek change for its own sake, usually without bothering to consider the consequences of “hope and change.” A 20th century philosopher once observed that a liberal tears down a fence because it is there and he  can; while a conservative first tries to find out why the fence was built in the first place.

CASE advocates for real reform: reforming taxes so they are less and fewer; reforming regulations so they are fewer and less onerous; reforming bureaucracy so it is more accountable to the citizens; reforming government spending so it is diminished and consistent with limited government.