Government matters

Updated 3/28/2020 8:57 AM

Grover Norquist, where are you? For the past four decades, you've mandated as Republicans gain control of government "To drown it in a bathtub." Grover has been the Republican guru, the man once sought by all conservative candidates to get his endorsement before throwing their hats in the ring.

It's been the primary, ageless objective of the Republican Party to reduce the power and capability of government, to degrade its significance to allow every citizen independence, to stand on their own two feet. Donald Trump followed Norquist's political commandment to a "T."


Call it impotence, call it incompetence, call it anything that resembles ineptitude, Trump has dismantled every agency capable of handling the current coronavirus pandemic.

And Grover, come out of hiding, tell us once more how your concept of government works for coronavirus.

James D. Cook


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