Friday, June 13, 2008

SchansBlog: Reagan vs. Huckabee on "conservative" and libertarian

Mike Huckabee says:

"The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it's this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism. But it's a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says 'look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don't get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it.' . . . That's not historic Republicanism. Historic Republicanism does not hate government."

Ronald Reagan said:

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. . . . The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is."

"Mike Huckabee, you're no Ronald Reagan."

SchansBlog: Reagan vs. Huckabee on "conservative" and libertarian

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