Star Parker

Not only does she oppose freeing up those broken government systems that are failing Americans (our inner city public schools, our social security system, Medicare, Medicaid), but Senator Clinton's answer is more government.

When I stand in the security lines in the airport, I think about what it will be like in the health clinics in the era of Hillary Care.

Senator Clinton went on in New Hampshire to mock President Bush's "ownership society" idea, calling it the "own your own" society. Her ideal, she says, is the "we're all in it together" society.

This woman really hates freedom and has little appreciation that an ownership society and a "we're all in it together society" go hand in hand.

This was graphically shown in a book published last year, "Who Really Cares," by Professor Arthur Brooks of Syracuse University.

Professor Brooks studied in depth charitable giving patterns in America. His conclusions: religious Americans give four times as much as secular Americans, conservative households give 30 percent more than liberal households, and those who believe that government should redistribute income give one-fourth as much as those who do not believe this.

"We're all in it together America" is alive and well. I see it regularly as I travel around the country and speak in churches, at shelters, and in crisis pregnancy centers.

The point is that, as Professor Brooks' data bears out, Americans who care about their neighbors, who see their country and their lives as more than just about themselves, are the faithful, freedom loving Americans who believe in ownership and private property.

It's no wonder that Senator Clinton is not aware that this America exists. It's not where she hangs out.

The Clinton campaign is, not surprisingly, dismissing the new books about their candidate as ho-hum, and not bringing any new information to the table.

And I think they must be right. Americans are getting a pretty good sense of this woman just by listening to her.

Senator Clinton's negative ratings have been rising since her campaign began. Before she started, she logged in at 58 percent positive and 40 percent negative according to Gallup.

In the most recent Gallup poll, she came in at 45 percent positive and 51 percent negative.

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.