"[W]e're now in a position to begin again," he said. "It's not a leftward movement. It's a forward, communitarian movement." Communitarianism is a movement that considers individualism an impediment to society uniformly adopting values the movement considers appropriate, including authoritarian gun control. For example, the Communitarian Network platform states "there is little sense in gun registration. What we need to significantly enhance public safety is domestic disarmament of the kind that exists in practically all democracies." Former President Bill Clinton quoted 2/6/09 by NRA-ILA http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=4405
What else can Bill Clinton tell us about communitaian values? Why do communitarians profess to care so much about our "health?" Clinton's Global Initiative is at the top of this list:
"SPECIAL EVENT ON "PHILANTHROPY AND THE GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDA" -- 23 February 2009
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Special Event on Philanthropy and the Global Public Health Agenda organized jointly by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Office for Partnerships, in collaboration with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and the World Health Organization. The programme will be held on International Corporate Philanthropy Day, 23 February 2009, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City.
The special event will serve as part of the preparatory process for the ECOSOC’s 2009 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on “Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to global public health”. http://www.un.org/ecosoc/phlntrpy/philanthropy09.shtml