"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

A blogger’s call for a Simpson primary

The conservative Adam’s Blog (Adam Graham) caught some attention with this take: “I would hope that at some point a true Conservative would challenge Simpson in the primary. Maybe they wouldn’t win, but a significant showing might make Congressman Simpson more circumspect.”

About? Essentially, about spending (and prompted by a Club For Growth report on federal spending; Idaho’s other House member, Bill Sali, gets a much more favorable rating in the report than Simpson; Sali was a CFG-backed candidate last year). Graham writes: “Doubtless some Republicans will feel me disloyal to the party in making these comments. Well, Congressman Simpson has been disloyal to me as his constituent in wasting my taxpayer dollars and refusing to reign in spending. Congressman Simpson is part of a bi-partisan group leading our country to fiscal catastrophe, taking my hard-earned money and spending it on nonsense. This is an issue that’s too important to shut up about and play nice.”

Will others pick up the standard?

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