Trinks, the words you quoted from Mike Lee reminded me of something George W. Bush said earlier this year. He said it in front of President Obama. And he was answering, I believe, Obama’s tales about us conservatives: that we’re a bunch of dog-eat-dog Darwinians, caring for nothing but the Holy Self. (Sorry about the “Holy” part — that may have violated the First Amendment, according to the Wise Latina & Friends.)
The occasion was the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Five presidents were there: Carter, 41, Clinton, W., and O. For my report on this day, published in a May NR, go here. Bush said, “Independence from the state does not mean isolation from each other. A free society thrives when neighbors help neighbors, and the strong protect the weak, and public policies promote private compassion.”
Nice goin’, W.