HopeTracker| Peggy Noonan opines on President Obama, health care, big government and the American mood, saying that there is no new frontier and: Now the national terrain is thick with federal programs, and with state, county, city and town entities and programs, from coast to coast. It’s not virgin territory anymore, it’s crowded. We are a nation fully settled by government. We are well into the age of the welfare state, the age of government. We know its weight, heft and demands, know its costs both in terms of money and autonomy, even as we know it has made many of our lives more secure, and helped many to feel encouragement.
Bottom line, we’re looking more and more like Europe. Is this a bad, bad thing? Is it fiscal responsibility at its worst I honestly don’t know, but I appreciate a calm and conhesive argument for a change. A See WSJ: Peggy Noonon: There Is No New Frontier.