Driving the Day: Campaigner-in-Chief

Yesterday in Chicago, President-turned-candidate Barack Obama continued his heated campaign rhetoric, accusing conservatives of wanting to destroy America.  Mr. Obama told a group of party faithful:

Under their vision, we can’t invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail…

I mean, we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought — that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure.

The President’s rhetoric could not be more clear; in his world, success is determined by government “investments.”  Conservatives have a starkly different approach.

We believe in empowering individuals, not government bureaucrats.  We believe in the strength of civil society, not government institutions.  We believe in the power of entrepreneurship, not central planning.

Where do you stand?

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4 thoughts on “Driving the Day: Campaigner-in-Chief

  1. “We believe in empowering individuals, not government bureaucrats. We believe in the strength of civil society, not government institutions. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship, not central planning.”
    You just forgot one thing. We believe in our constitution.
    “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” –George Washington

  2. “We believe in empowering individuals, not government bureaucrats. We believe in the strength of civil society, not government institutions. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship, not central planning.”
    You just forgot one thing. We believe in our constitution.
    “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” –George Washington

  3. It’s not only empowering individuals — when we look at it like this we play under Obama’s rules.
    Caring for the infirm is a good example. Obama says we need a government program and if you don’t support that you want to throw sick people into the street. That’s a false choice. By allowing him to frame the argument as individual or government we are in his trap.
    Conservatives wish to perform these functions in a way that is best for all. Faith-based and other societal organizations are much better equipped that government to help the infirm. Our way is the way — society, society’s organizations, family, individual, and government all have roles — that works best for all.

  4. It’s not only empowering individuals — when we look at it like this we play under Obama’s rules.
    Caring for the infirm is a good example. Obama says we need a government program and if you don’t support that you want to throw sick people into the street. That’s a false choice. By allowing him to frame the argument as individual or government we are in his trap.
    Conservatives wish to perform these functions in a way that is best for all. Faith-based and other societal organizations are much better equipped that government to help the infirm. Our way is the way — society, society’s organizations, family, individual, and government all have roles — that works best for all.

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