The coming debate: two very different visions for America.

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio, the next Vice-President of the United States, is a rising star in American politics because he can see the important issues of the day with clarity and talk about them with conviction.  His clarity of thought and power of oratory are nothing like we’ve seen since Ronald Reagan.

On the floor of the US Senate, he laid out the terms of the debate that will dominate the years ahead.  It’s a debate between two very different visions for America’s future:

  1. The job of government is to deliver economic “justice”, where the government makes sure that everyone does well.
  2. The job of government is to protect economic opportunity, where the government doesn’t guarantee the outcome, but preserves your opportunity to fulfill your dreams and hopes.

He makes one mistake in his analysis.  He says that neither vision is more moral than the other.  He is mistaken about this.  Where is the morality in the government deciding who gets what?  More to the point, where is the morality in professional politicians and bureacrats deciding who gets what?  Here’s what politicians and bureaucrats do: they take money away from the people who won’t vote for them and give it to the people who will.  Where is the morality in organized thievery?

Other than that, Senator Rubio is right on target:



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