Rep. Justin Amash declares limited government 'pretty cool'

It’s this kind of crazy talk that was apparently responsible for Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) getting the boot from the House Budget Committee. After weeks of fiscal cliff nonsense, it’s nice (and almost shocking) to hear a conservative approach to government articulated so clearly.

Uh oh. It’s an ideological throw-down from Minnesota state representative (and Matt Damon stunt double) Ryan Winkler.

We don’t recall Amash calling for an absence of government, but the absence of leadership in Washington is definitely not cool.

  • freeinaz

    There is way too much posturing on both sides where they are more interested in re-elections and their parties than what is right for Americans and America. Washington is severely broken and the divider in chief Obama just keeps pouring gas on the fire.

  • HailtheRepublic

    Rep. Winkler should maybe, I dunno, study some f’ing history before he shoots off his mouth. History is hard…

    • George Washington Mclintock

      Shamefully, he has a degree from Harvard in that very subject. Makes me think of Matt Damon’s speech on college in Good Will Hunting. What a wasteland our Higher Ed System is.

  • Danny Wheeler

    I say to Mr. Amash “Hear hear!”

    • MoxieLouise

      We should say “Hear hear” to Winkler since he apparently doesn’t listen…Amash said limited government, not absence of government. And WE are the cartoons? Ruh-roh.

  • peteee363

    i see a bright future for justin amash, or could i say speaker amash, or how about president amash?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Cartoon??? Comical exaggerations like “FOunders did not define liberty as an absence of government, nor as simple inverse scale” are what are found in cartoons. Also amusing, someone from the party of “Let’s invent stuff that isn’t the Constituion so we can secure the slavish devotion of the morons that make up our base” getting all on his high horse about the Founders. Representative Dimwit (D-Minnesota) doesn’t get the seemingly simple proposition that governance of AMerican society should be based Constitution’s words and popular Amendments, and not the invention endlessly flexible interpretations And yes, they did define limited govt. as Mr. Amash stated it. God, Dems piss me off. All this speaking on behalf of the Founders from the same party that tells us punctuation in the Constitution means the 2nd Amendment doesn’t apply to the people.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    @RepRyanWinkler: Nice effort in reaching across the aisle… oh wait. You didn’t.