Martin Bashir | August 30, 2012
>>> it's time now to clear the air and while most commentators say that tonight's speech by the republican nominee is the most important of the convention, if you really want to understand the direction of the party then wednesday, there was without doubt the biggest night because everything you need to know about their domestic and foreign policy was there. first, vice president candidate paul ryan explained how they planned to adomestic policy. faking what he presented as the stance of the current administration.
>> listen to the way we're spoken to already. as if everyone is stuck in some class or station in life. victims of circumstances beyond our control . with the government there to help us cope with our fate.
>> the basic principle here is that the government is the enemy of freedom and the direct cause of all our economic problems. it's pure ayn rand , one of paul ryan 's favorite thinkers. man, every man, is an end in himself. not the means to the ends of others. he must exist for his own sake, the pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life, so on domestic issues, the answer according to the republican party is to remove government almost entirely. but when it comes to foreign policy , it's almost the direct opposite. last night, speakers repeatedly described the world as a frightening place and said that only american intervention would ensure stability. here's john mccain .
>> the success at home also depends on our leadership in the world. it is our willingness to shape world events for the better that has kept us safe, increased our prosperity, preserved our liberty and transformed history.
>> so, that's the republican position on domestic affairs, get government out, on foreign policy , let's get stuck in. and that's their recipe for american success.