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Is Hillary Clinton a Neo-"Conservative"?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    An interesting analysis by Ed Crane of the Cato Institute:

    "Expansive government is always going to be a project of those who would subject individuals to collective, national goals. The founders were well aware of this danger, which is why they gave us a constitution of enumerated — and therefore limited — powers. As Thomas Jefferson put it: "I consider the foundations of the constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the US, by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people'. To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power no longer susceptible of any definitions."

    Mrs. Clinton looks in danger of following the fateful path of the neocons, with her aim to take possession of that boundless field."

    - rest at www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=8495
     
  2. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member
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    Good article. That's definitely part of Hillary's persona.
     
  3. Analgesic

    Analgesic New Member

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    Naw, she's a neo-liberal, which is pretty much the same thing anyway.
     
  4. Hope of Glory

    Hope of Glory New Member

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    I think politically she goes whichever way the polls go. But, I think no matter what, she wants to grab as much power for the Fed as she can, just like every liberal.
     
  5. KenH

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    And every Big Government "conservative" such as George W. Bush.
     
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