Jul 29 2007
The Liberal mindset is truly a caricature of government. In a see of endless, useless red tape and overhead the liberal thinks nothing of increasing the size of the hangars-on who live of the overhead from those productive in society. And make no mistake, Hillary Clinton is a liberal and wants to expand and burnish the image of the bureaucrat, who lives to do be a cog in the vast and gumbersome machine of government:
Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told college Democrats on Saturday she would create a national academy to train public servants.
“I’m going to be asking a new generation to serve,” she said. “I think just like our military academies, we need to give a totally all-paid education to young men and women who will serve their country in a public service position.”
It is stunning that it has only now occurred to Hillary that these people need training on be civil servants instead of “masters of society”, which is how way too many see themselves. I prefer we determine if we even need the overhead we have now, not plan on training an army of them to sit on their hands and become tenured complainers.
Update: While I may not be a big fan of more bureaucracy, making the one we have better is not something I would fight against. Chris Asch of the program mentioned has dropped us a note (in the comments section) to give the program a good look before we pass judgement. That is ALWAYS a good idea. Here is much of what Chris Asch had to say in the comments below:
This is not a Democratic idea, nor is it a Republican idea. It is an American idea. It promises to revitalize our public sector by developing stronger leadership. Why does this idea appeal to conservatives? For a number of reasons:
1) The Academy will make government better, not bigger.
2) The Academy will focus on character, leadership development, and patriotic service.
3) The Academy will challenge American higher education to do more to encourage a sense of duty and civic obligation.
Ironically, our strongest opposition to date generally has come from liberals in higher education who think they already do a fine job of preparing our public leaders. Perhaps you agree with them. We think America deserves better.
I encourage you and your readers to find out more about the movement to build the Public Service Academy by visiting:
I am not taking a position one way or the other on this program right now. So I suggest people take Chris up on the offer and check it out for yourselves. – AJStrata