By way of the Pioneer Press, from the Los Angeles Times, Richard Viguerie answers the question, “Is it time for conservatives to give up our fight against Big Government?”

“If, for conservatives, accepting the inevitability of Big Government constitutes pragmatism, it’s an oxymoronic form of pragmatism — one that doesn’t work,” he writes.

“Whether we win or lose, future generations will celebrate us as those who fought for freedom at a crucial time in our nation’s history. No one can guarantee victory. But if we do not fight, we guarantee defeat.

“If we give up our most cherished principle to attain political office, what do we gain? Who will trust us? Who will turn to us when, once again Big Government collapses in failure?”

It’s a good read.