Professor Boudreaux on tears and the social engineer:
Surely I’m not alone in being horrified by the soaring narcissism and arrogance that Hillary Clinton revealed yesterday during her tearful moment in New Hampshire ("Tears Have Turned Campaigns," January 8). She confessed that she could not maintain her brutal campaign pace if she "didn’t just passionately believe it was the right thing to do." The Senator continued: "I have so many ideas for this country, and I just don’t want to see us fall backwards as a nation. This is very personal for me."
No one person is as important to a free country as Ms. Clinton fancies herself to be. More fundamentally, her burning "personal" desire to subject all Americans to her "many ideas" is evidence of a frightening itch to be a social engineer. Anyone itching as badly as Ms. Clinton claims to itch to rule over others should never be trusted with power.