Nanny States of America?

Hillary Clinton said something very interesting on January 3rd after she finished third in the Iowa Democratic caucus:

You know, I wrote a book some years ago called “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child,” and in it I have a chapter that I titled “Every Child Needs a Champion.” Well, I think that the American people need a president who is their champion, and that is what I intend to be. (Transcript)

So, children need champions and Hillary intends to be the American people’s champion. Ergo, she thinks of us as children. Perhaps she doesn’t want to be President of the United States of America so much as she wants to be Champion of the Nanny States of America. Trouble is, there aren’t any such states. American adults are just that, adults.

We are looking for a president who will defend our freedoms while we go our own ways, pursuing our own individual hopes and dreams. We don’t need a nanny.

Steve Buckstein is the founder of Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free-market think tank.