Dispatch From the Fair
I am writing from the Missouri State Fair on my second and final day of representing the Show-Me Institute here. I have been impressed by the number of people who claim to agree with our message of less government, but judging by the prevalence of “Fire Pelosi” stickers, I worry that some of this backlash against government spending is based on nothing more than partisanship. However, most of the people who obviously dislike big government — no matter what party affiliation it wears — are vocally pessimistic about our ability to change the government for the better. Although restraining government may look hopeless at times, I believe pro-liberty sentiment is more widespread than we often suspect.