Thursday, August 11, 2016

Three Visions of Government


From David Brooks interview with Charlie Rose on Tuesday (you know how much we moderate Democrats love Brooks).

We have one liberal movement that believes in using government to create more equality. Then we have a conservative movement to reduce government to enhance more freedom. But in American history there's been a third movement... Hamilton, the Whig Party the early Republican Party through Teddy Roosevelt... which was using limited but energetic government to enhance social mobility, to give poor boys and girls a change to rise and succeed..that tradition is out there, waiting to be embraced.

Maybe that movement will arise from the wreckage of the Republican party after the election. Then again, maybe not.


No comments:

Post a Comment