Balance or “Justice”

“Do we believe in an America that is great because of government or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future?” -Mitt Romney

This is a nonsensical question because it’s posed as an “either or”. The question should be phrased, “Do we believe in an America that is great because of our government and our free people who are allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future?” The two points are not mutually exclusive; they reinforce each other. It is a silly attempt to both demonize government and suggest that people should be left totally free to do as they wish. Of course, we all know that every great nation needs a strong government and that personal freedom should never be unlimited because sometimes it interferes with the personal freedoms of others. What great nations always strive for is balance. Another word for balance is “justice”.

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