Would Abraham Lincoln Join the “Let It Collapse” Chorus?
The only problem is that Lincoln started big government on its current path.
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Here’s the Lincoln quote, and I’m paraphrasing. Somebody quoted Lincoln in this meeting, and essentially it was the best way to get rid of a bad law is to let it fully implement. That is a paraphrase of the quote that I am told somebody used today.
I don’t know if it was in the House or Senate, but it was mentioned in a Republican caucus meeting today. Of course, how convenient, because this is a strategery that the Republicans have evolved.”Let the thing implement. Just back out of the way, you know, when your opponent’s committing suicide” is the theory. “Get out of the way, let it happen, and so forth.” But we’re talking about an entitlement, and none of those have ever been repealed other than the one with Rostenkowski.
I think it was Lincoln who once said, “Don’t believe any quotes you read on the Internet,” as well. Well, you know, for the longest time, when I started the show there were these 10 things Lincoln said gouging around that were never said by Lincoln. They were great conservative theory, but they were never said by Lincoln. They were said by a preacher, a pamphleteer of the day, and I had all these Nimrods sending this to me as though they were on to something revolutionary, and it wasn’t Lincoln.
So any time Lincoln is quoted, I’m careful. But apparently he did say it. “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” I think it’s a legit quote. So, anyway, that was used today, just the Republican philosophy and theory on this.