Setting aside for the moment any moral questions regarding the Wikileaks material, e.g., whether or not it’s the equivalent of outing Valerie Plame, or whether Julian Assange is a dashing bohemian or degenerate pervert…isn’t the very existence of so many top secret documents the essence of “big government?” And aren’t professional dipshit clowns like Newt allegedly anti-big government?
And wouldn’tNewt’s preferred “solution” — declaring Assange an “enemy combatant,” which at its heart is government sanctioned killing, minus the whole messy rule-of-law and due process — be about as big government as any would-be autocrat/despot could dream for? Just wondering.
Oh wait, that’s right: big government isn’t a national security/police state. Big government is any modest effort to assist the destitute. And the media can never be expected to ask why this is the case.