We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values.
It has become fashionable to rail against government intervention in the economy, and the FHA is a favorite example by those trying to show the government's overreach. In reality, the FHA shows how government action during the Great Recession forestalled a much worse economic fate.
Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
There is no better example of the overreach of government than in environmental law.
Obama lost his ability to push his agenda through Congress when he received what he himself called a 'shellacking' in the November 2010 elections. That shellacking was primarily the result of massive policy overreach when he had a Democratic Congress in his pocket.
'Obamacare,' as it's been called, is far too reaching. It's overreaching. It needs to have a lot of it repealed.
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