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Government, like fire, can be tremendously useful

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Harold Morgan, recently wrote an article about taxes and budget items in New Mexico in which he stated that “the Rio Grande Foundation believes that government is bad.” His statement shows that he does not grasp our organizational philosophy.Our view of government, like that of the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution is that government, like fire, can be tremendously useful when kept in its proper place and role. If we let it grow uncontrollably, however, it will consume our entire property. Morgan asserts but does not specify what government does well outside of the “basics” (outside of a few museums) so answering him on that count is impossible.
He also mixes federal and state/local government. And, while New Mexico receives more from Washington (relative to what it sends there) than any other state in the nation, it is hard to say that New Mexico would not be better off if the federal government were much smaller and in far less debt.


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