Newt Gingrich for US President
Webcast Q&A: 11 December 2011, Question 3
I answered a question on Newt Gingrich for US President on 11 December 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Should I support Newt Gingrinch for US President? What's the proper evaluation of his principles and record on the budget and the debt, health care, foreign policy, immigration, the drug war, abortion, and gay marriage? Does Gingrinch deserve the vote of advocates of individual rights in the primary or the general election?
My Answer, In Brief: Newt Gingrich is explicitly theocratic, and a major threat to the separation of church and state. He advocates and practices "active governance," meaning right-wing social engineering, not liberty. Like Obama, he is enamored of bold transformative ideas, which could be okay or horrible for liberty. I cannot recommend voting for him in the primary or the general election.
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- Newt Gingrich's campaign website: Jobs and Prosperity Plan, Health Care, Unleashing Growth and Innovation Beyond the Welfare State, Foreign Policy, Immigration, Protecting Life and Religious Liberty
- Politico: Newt Gingrich advised Freddie until takeover
- Objective Health Policy Center: Newt Gingrich: 3 hits and 3 misses on transforming healthcare
- Yahoo News: Newt Gingrich on Gay Marriage, Abortion and Other Social Issues
- Ripon Society Interview with Newt
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. I'm a philosopher specializing in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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