Not Moderate; Far Left
Long-time readers will know that I’m a skeptic of “moderates,” although I’ve actually been surprised at just how liberal Moderate Party founder and gubernatorial candidate Ken Block actually is. Here’s the latest indication:
[Republican John] Robitaille said that, if elected, he would seek to have the attorney general challenge the legality of the federal law, calling it unconstitutional because of its requirement that citizens purchase coverage.
“I’m very much against that,” responded Kenneth J. Block, Moderate Party candidate for governor. “We want everyone in this state to have health insurance.” He said Robitaille’s stance is “one of ideology, and has nothing to do with the provision of health care.”
At least as of April, a majority of Rhode Islanders actually supported repealing Obamacare. How is it “moderate” to be “very much against” a majority? More important, though, is Block’s elision of wanting everyone to have health insurance and believing that strong government control is the answer.
Block is smarter and more independent than the typical left-wing Democrat, but his worldviews are entirely those of the ruling class, and his governing philosophy appears to be technocratic. In other words, it is built on the principle that he and his fellow go-getters know better how our society should be ordered, and our lives lived, than the rest of us.