Cato — Roger Pilon: Did Bill Clinton Hit a Home Run?

On Politico.com and here, Roger Pilon contrasts the Republicans with the Democrats:

Republicans … recognize the fundamental place of cooperation — whether economic or charitable — in human affairs, and the role of government in providing “public goods” like national defense, clean air, and infrastructure — as well as certain “private goods” if voluntary measures prove insufficient. They believe, in short, in a free society.

We can certainly agree that Republicans believe in providing public goods, at least to the same extent as the Demos, if not even more so (whose idea was the prescription drug benefit?). There can be little doubt that they believe in government intervention if in their philosopher-king view, private measures prove insufficient.

Roger, how can you possibly interpret that as belief in a free society?

What could you have been thinking?

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