Gingrich and Government

by John J. Pitney, Jr.

In an interview with the Concord Monitor, Newt Gingrich gives an indirect poke to the Tea Party:

The people who get on their computer to access the internet to send a note to their friends about the dangers of big government are using a device developed by the U.S. government — a computer, with an interface developed by U.S. government grants, what we then called the (Defense Department’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency, in order to access a worldwide system (also) developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The comment is not a fluke. He has made the same point many times over the past three decades.

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