Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Is th government responsible for advances made in the United States?

Senator Obama has accused Bush of following social Darwinist policies.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused the Bush administration on Tuesday of pursuing a policy of "social Darwinism" that leaves every man and woman struggling.

"It's a strategy that we've seen this administration pursue over the last six years, that basically says government has no role to play in making sure that America is prosperous for all people and not just some," Obama said to applause during an appearance before the Communications Workers of America.

The Illinois senator said the attempt to "divvy up the government into individual tax breaks" may be tempting, but government research and investment is what has made advances possible in the United States.
Note that line - "government research and investment is what has made advances possible in the United States." Right there you have the difference between conservatives and liberals. Liberals believe that advances are made possible by the government and conservatives look to private individuals for those investments and advances. However, in Obama's world, looking to the private sector is just social Darwinism.