We have surrendered too much of our economic liberty. The freedom of the market is not merely the best guarantor of our prosperity, it is the chief guarantor of our rights. A government that seizes control of the economy for the good of the people ends up seizing control of the people for the good of the economy. When [our opponents, the Democrats] gather to themselves the authority to take the earnings and direct the activities of the people, they are fighting not for our sake, but for the power to tell us what to do. Are they taking care of you, or are they taking care of themselves? ( Bob Dole 1996 acceptance speech at Republican convention)
The party differences have become unmistakable. The issue is whether the electorate sees these differences, and, if so, how voters react to them.