Thursday, August 27, 2009

'God-like' Perspective of Washington Limits Freedom

In the Thomas Sowell article A New Push to Play God from Washington, Sowell discusses how the administration is taking a 'God-like' tact that is unlike anything seen in politics in years. An interesting take on how freedom is being limited because those in Washington have decided they know what is best for the American people, even when the American people don't agree.

The serious, and sometimes chilling, provisions of the medical care legislation that President Obama has been trying to rush through Congress are important enough for all of us to stop and think, even though his political strategy from the outset has been to prevent us from having time to stop and think about it.

What we also should stop to think about is the mindset behind this legislation, which is very consistent with the mindset behind other policies of this administration, whether the particular issue is bailing out General Motors, telling banks who to lend to or appointing "czars" to tell all sorts of people in many walks of life what they can and cannot do.

The idea that government officials can play God from Washington is not a new idea, but it is an idea that is being pushed with new audacity.

What they are trying to do is to create an America very unlike the America that has existed for centuries-- the America that people have been attracted to by the millions from every part of the world, the America that many generations of Americans have fought and died for.

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