What if the government shuts down and nobody notices?

Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 4:07 p.m. MDT

But people weren’t locked into their own little electronic worlds quite as much back then.

Back to the poem about what would happen if nobody came to the war. The next line, never quoted by the anti-war movement, said, “Why, then, the war would come to you!”

We may learn soon that we don’t need as much government as we think we do. But we eventually will learn that we need one that pays its bills and quits running up debt like a college kid with a credit card and a yen for pizza parties.

That’s the real battle — the one in which we all should enlist.

Jay Evensen is associate editor of the Deseret News editorial page. E-mail him at even@desnews.com. For more content, visit his web site, www.jayevensen.com.

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