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Government does what America’s future of expanding freedom requires and what the private sector cannot do--or is not doing--effectively, ethically or at all. Its dual functions are empowerment and protection.

Hillary is weak on protection of ordinary Americans when she promises to continue unending subsidies of the military industrial complex and will not end the occupation of Iraq in her fist term.

Hillary is weak on protection of ordinary Americans when she promises to continue subsidies to the insurance sickness industry and will not create a single-payer not-for-profit and no-conflicts-of-interest health care for all Americans. The Institute of Medicine documents 18,000 Americans die each year unnecessarily because they were either not covered or were covered and denied treatment.

Hillary is weak on empowerment and has made no promise to stop the rise of the executive branch to the level of monarchy and a branch that is above the law. No word from Queen Hillary about reigning in the executive branch.