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Candidate A is, very simply, an unrepentant socialist*. He is quite incapable of perceiving all that is good in the free enterprise system; and his exaggeration of its faults is glib and implacable.
Candidate A has this going for him, which is nice: he is a patriot, and he is a Christian. His socialism is an extension of his outrage at sin: and his love of his country is true, deep and unsophisticated. Let us say he is one of that dying breed the pro-life Democrat, and even voted for Reagan once.
But not even old Reagan could persuade Candidate A to see the virtues of Capitalism.
Candidate B is a carefully reasoned advocate of global Capitalism, and an old hand in the antique debate between Capitalism and Socialism. But he has lived too long in the bustling cradle of international civilization — Western and non-Western cities the world round — and his patriotism has atrophied. He is, in truth, a globalist — a functionary of the tutelary despotism of Tocqueville’s nightmare.
Who do you vote for?
Do not underestimate the damage that socialist economics can inflict on a commonwealth. But do not forget that Globalism may issue in the betrayal of the Republic.
* The back-and-forth in the comments inclines me to think that this label might be better rendered as “distributist.” I mean a man who is actively and openly hostile toward Capitalism. That does not mean to actually embraces the old nationalization agenda of a Socialist circa 1920.