Liberty Was Silent Last Night

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  1. Stephanie
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    good article, and all so TURE.

    It’s the one resource Obama is not interested in developing.
    by John Hayward

    01/26/2011

    Christiane Amanpour of ABC News declared President Obama’s State of the Union speech to be “very Reaganesque.” Once again, Amanpour treats ABC viewers to the kind of insightful analysis they could expect from an extraterrestrial who landed on Earth yesterday. Is it really so hard for ABC to find an anchor who knows the first thing about Ronald Reagan?

    Let me tell you something about Reagan, Ms. Amanpour: he was a great believer in liberty, and that was nowhere to be found in the halls of Congress last night.

    One of Reagan’s most famous and witty lines was, “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.” Obama spoke expansively of doing all three in his State of the Union address.

    The President who spoke last night has a rapturous faith in the power of Big Government programs, going as far comparing them to the engine in an overloaded airplane. Reagan said that “concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.”

    Barack Obama is, without question, an advocate of concentrated power, and thus an enemy of liberty. He may sincerely believe his statist agenda is best for the people he governs, but he wants to govern them intensely.

    If he makes good on the proposals in his State of the Union speech, Americans will be compelled to subsidize “green” programs they would not willingly invest in. Obama says he wants to put “a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.” Americans will not buy a million electric vehicles unless they are heavily subsidized – in other words, other people are forced to pay for them. We will be permitted choices only within a narrow range that conforms to Obama’s ideology. “Some folks want wind and solar,” he cheerfully allowed. “Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas.” What about the people who just want to fill their car with affordable gas, so they can drive to work?

    Fresh billions will be pumped into infrastructure projects selected by the central government, and paid for by everyone, rather than being chosen and financed by the local people who actually use them. The last trillion-dollar “stimulus” included billions for high-speed rail, but the governors of Ohio and Wisconsin rejected those plans, because they didn’t make sense in their areas. The Obama Administration would not allow them to spend the money on transportation needs they did identify. It was shipped off to other states instead.

    Massive rail projects are an expression of control over liberty. Those trains will go only where the government wants them to go. There is very little room for innovation, or for small companies to discover and exploit opportunity. The internal combustion engine is one of the greatest innovations in personal liberty ever devised. Of course statists despise it.


    read it all.
    Liberty Was Silent Last Night - HUMAN EVENTS
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    I thought it was Kennedyesque.
     
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    ABC are trying to convince independents that Obama isn't a progressive. Their problem is that is not true.
     
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    Obama couldn't hold a candle to Reagan or Jfk.

    Thuggish has been his mode, but now he is trying AGAIN to fool the people by appearing to be in the center.

    as we see, they are NOT BUYING IT.:clap2:
     
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    The truth doesn't matter to ABC either.
     
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    Ture dat!!!!
     
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    I can't stand it when anyone gets compared to Reagan. Reagan was a lousy president who committed, what probably amounts to Treason and violated the Constitution. This all while he ran sky high deficits and oversaw failures in the banking and bond industry.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.
     
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    HEY, we are all saying the SAME THING ABOUT THE OBAMA.

    can't wait to get rid of the bad rubbish, along with his comrades in arms.
     
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    Guess what REAGAN was talking about in his SOTU in 1983.

    1. Bragging up his COMPROMISE deal to save Social Security

    2. Quoting inspiring words from Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    3. Reminding everyone that the problems he INHERITED were worse than they thought (lol, good one Ronnie)

    4. Calling for a freeze on some government on some domestic spending programs (didn't Obama get mocked for that the other day?? Well now you can mock Reagan, belatedly)

    5. Calling for 55 billion in 'savings' in the defense budget.

    6. Proposing a tentative tax INCREASE.

    7. Proposing an unemployment benefit EXTENSION

    8. Proposing a federal INFRASTRUCTURE bill to modernize our ports.

    9. Proposing a federal EDUCATION initiative.

    10. Proposing a federal catastrophic HEALTH INSURANCE program for seniors.

    ...for starters lol.

    Yes, THAT Ronald Reagan. The one most of you rightwing clowns have no real clue about. Keep letting the propagandists tell you what to think.

    State of the Union Address: Ronald Reagan (January 25, 1983) — Infoplease.com
     
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    I thought it was transparent contrived bullshit.
    Not a good reelection kick off.
     

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