Daniel Henninger asks the key questions:
We will never reduce anything if we don't first answer some important questions: What exactly is it that we expect government to do for us--and not do for us? Harder still, what is government able to do for us? Security tops the list. Below that, everything's fair game for a downgrade or dumping.
If you want to know what all the opposition to President Obama and the Tea Parties are about, this is it. It's not racism or extremism or "rage." It's citizens who want to engage in the long overdue debate about what the proper role of government should be.