Marco Rubio: No Conservative

By:  Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
01/14/2013
       
Marco Rubio: No Conservative

It is shown that from his positions on various issues, Marco Rubio is just as much a proponent of Big Government as any other establishment politician.

It is shown that from his positions on various issues, Marco Rubio is just as much a proponent of Big Government as any other establishment politician.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is being talked about quite a bit as a likely presidential candidate for 2016.

The word among many Republicans is that Rubio’s is among the faces of the new wave, the next generation, of genuinely “conservative” politicians.

As is all too typically the case nowadays, the word is a lie.

Presumably, a conservative in contemporary American politics is an advocate of “limited government.” A “limited government,” in turn, is a federalized or constitutional government, a government within which the vast majority of rights belong to the states. A proponent of “limited government,” that is, does whatever he can do to reduce the size and scope of the national government.

Thus far, Rubio doesn’t come close to satisfying this description.

Arizona is a state that has suffered to no end from illegal immigration, a problem visited upon it by the federal government’s refusal to enforce its own immigration laws. When the ravages of immigration reached crisis proportions, Arizonans passed Senate Bill 1070. This measure empowered the state’s law enforcement agents to remedy the federal government’s dereliction of duty. 

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 Jack Kerwick, Ph.D. (photo)

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