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Friday, January 25, 2013

Reason: Philosophy: Matt Welch: "Barack Obama's Warmed-Over Collectivism": Barack Obama's New-Democratic Liberalism

Obama's Warmed-Over Collectivism

Here's an another attempt to paint Barack Obama as some type of Socialist that would use the Federal Government. To collect all of the resources of the country including from the American people and put it in one giant pot. For Uncle Sam and his Socialist allies to decide what American gets what and for what. This time coming from a Libertarian who believes that the Federal Government should be doing practically nothing. And that anyone who believes that the Federal Government should have a bigger role then that is some type of Collectivist or Socialist. One of the problems that Libertarians have with their us against the rest of the World worldview is that just because you don't agree with Libertarians. On everything doesn't necessarily make you a Statist that there are other freedom believing ideologies that. Doesn't believe in all aspects of fiscal Libertarianism and is something that Libertarians are going to need to take seriously. If they ever want to be a mainstream movement that has real power in America at the national or even. State and local levels in this country.

Barack Obama's Liberal view of government and thats exactly what it is, its a Liberal view of government but not a Socialist or Collectivist view. Which gets him in trouble with Progressive/Social Democrats is that all Americans should have an opportunity to be successful in life. That government can play a role in the areas of education, infrastructure, trade, promoting American energy resources. Empowering the less fortunate to be able to take care of themselves, these are all mainstream Democratic views of the. Democratic Party and what economic Liberalism is about, that we don't create a superstate that the Federal Government. Would be to run, tax and regulate everything in America to the point it might as well be run by Uncle Sam. But that governments role is to promote and environment where all of these happen in a way that creates as much opportunity for as many Americans as possible.

Barack Obama is not an FDR/LBJ Democrat who would like to create a superstate that would be there to take care of the. Country which is where the Progressive/Socialist left in the Democratic Party is right now but create and environment where as many Americans as possible would have the opportunity to. Be successful and live in freedom in this country and not be dependent on the state for their economic well being. President Obama is a New-Democrat the real Liberal-Democrats in the party, a coalition that goes back as far as Jack Kennedy in the 1960s. That Bill Clinton and others put back together in the 1980s and 90s, not some type of Big Government Socialist that Progressives were hoping for.