Intellectual Honesty Required

Paul Jacob wrote April 12 on, “[S]olving a problem usually requires recognizing it first.” He noted, “Ranting about Obama and the Democrats, however thoroughly justified, should not obscure the hard, cold fact that this very same big government mentality dominated a government wholly captured by Republicans.” At the federal level, in typical bipartisan fashion, $5 trillion was added to the national debt during a GOP-led government. In short, intellectual honesty is required of national, state and grassroots GOP leaders if that party’s motto about being for smaller government is ever to be believed.