Wow, the General Assembly agreed Saturday to expand the Medicaid program and debauch transportation funding in a grand compromise agreement. Politics and statism triumphed. Free-market principles and liberty lost. All in a state with a Republican governor, a Republican House of Delegates and a Senate split between Rs and Ds.
Does the Republican brand mean anything anymore, other than a pragmatic willingness to compromise? Where do market conservatives fit in? Do we have a political home anymore?
For now, all that remains to us is to soldier on in defense of our principles. When the leviathan state eventually collapses under its own weight, as it surely will, we will be there to explain what happened and to point the way back to freedom and fiscal rectitude.