Yaron and I tackle the sequester, over at Politix:
The sequester debate is a national embarrassment - though not for the reasons you might think.
We are debating whether shaving a few percent off the government’s bloated budget will bring the country to its knees. It’s a good thing the Founders are long dead, because if George Washington or James Madison saw this, they would regard it as a shameful farce.
A few percent off the budget? Their question would be: What happened to the idea of principled limitson government - limits which, if adhered to, would mean reducing the size of government more on the order of 60 percent, 70 percent, or more?
Whole thing here.