Pr. Obama recently said the following, speaking about how conservatives think:
And their philosophy is simple: We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.
To prevent the charge that I am taking something out of context, here is the White House transcript of the speech. Anyway, I’m not disagreeing with him. The Founders built a government on the premise that everyone was better off when they fended for themselves. The second part I would edit to say “play by one shared set of rules”. But other than that, and that really a quibble, President Obama has stated my philosophy clearly.
Unfortunately, neither he, nor the Congress, nor anyone running on the Republican side, shares that view.