<<< I'm sorry that Obama has not moved to repeal the Defense
of Marriage Act, to ratchet down the drug war or to actually end the war in
Iraq, the issue on which he rose to prominence.>>>
What in the .UCK does this mean?
These are THREE SEPARATE ISSUES, so why does Boaz or Cato call them “the issue
on which he rose to prominence”?
What type of FOOL would confuse these three disparate issues as ONE, other than
a sexually and mentally confused faggot?
On two of these issues you WILL get a majority opinion.
But to support faggot rights you will be LUCKY to get 1% to agree, and even
then, those who DO agree are CRIMINALS BY DEFINITION and ought to be SHOT ON
But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment
than for you, Matthew 11:24
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons
of Israel. Deuteronomy 23:17
And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the
abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of
Israel. 1Kings 14:24
They die in youth, and their life is among the sodomites. Job 36:14
`And a man who lieth with a male as one lieth with a woman; abomination both of
them have done; they are certainly put to death; their blood is on them. Lev
If this is Cato’s official position, then this CHRISTIAN NATION MUST WRITE OFF
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On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 6:13 AM, Bruce Majors <email@example.com> wrote:
For This Libertarian, Obama's First Year Looks Grim
by DAVID BOAZ
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Barack Obama approaches the podium to speak at the "We Are One" concert, one of
the events of his presidential inauguration celebration, on Jan. 18, 2009, at
the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For further insight into facets of President Obama's rookie year, read what
experts Brian Darling and Kenneth Roth have to say.
January 20, 2010
David Boaz is the executive vice president of theCato Institute and author of
'Libertarianism: A Primer' and 'The Politics of Freedom.'
Happy anniversary, Mr. President. Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts is a
rude ending to a year marked by falling poll ratings and growing opposition to
signature policy initiatives.
President Obama took office on a wave of good feeling. The country was glad to
be rid of George W. Bush and appreciated Obama's promise to move beyond old
battles. But Obama and his team overinterpreted their victory. A desire for
change didn't translate into support for a sweeping statist agenda. Starting
with his February 24 speech to Congress, Obama began to overreach.
His administration sought to use the financial crisis to implement an agenda
that wouldn't have been plausible in calmer times. "You never want a serious
crisis to go to waste," was Rahm Emanuel's keynote. Robert Higgs in Crisis and
Leviathan and Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine had examined how crises often
lead to dramatic changes in policy, but never before had senior officials
declared the shock doctrine as their strategy.
I'm sorry that Obama has not moved to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, to
ratchet down the drug war or to actually end the war in Iraq, the issue on which
he rose to prominence.
There were of course plenty of actual emergency measures taken in the final
months of the Bush administration, and a few more in Obama's first weeks. But
President Obama implausibly tried to present his proposed federal takeovers of
health care, education and energy as measures to get us out of the financial
crisis. The public never bought this argument, and the health care and energy
proposals ran into serious opposition. Levels of trust in government are now at
record lows, and the president's approval ratings have fallen steadily.
As a libertarian, I'm sorry that Obama has not moved to repeal the Defense of
Marriage Act, to ratchet down the drug war, or to actually end the war in Iraq,
the issue on which he rose to prominence. I think it's fair to say that his real
ambition was to dramatically expand the size, scope and power of the federal
government and that he saw these other issues as distractions.
Courtesy of the Cato Institute
David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and author
ofLibertarianism: A Primerand The Politics of Freedom.
By pressing such a big-government program, Obama has energized a
small-government element in the electorate that had been demoralized and pushed
aside by a big-government Republican president. Right now, that movement looks
likely to turn a lot of Democrats out of office this fall.
The American economy usually recovers from recessions, and we may see evidence
of recovery by this fall. But the economy wasn't bad in 1994, so a stronger
economy is not a guarantee of a strong Democratic performance if people remain
dissatisfied with the president's policies. Some people point out that Ronald
Reagan had low approval ratings after a year. But his policies then produced a
strong recovery, and there's no reason to expect that imposing more burdens on a
struggling economy will have good results.
Obama has several models to choose from: He could reverse his
tax-spend-and-regulate policies and hope for the same economic and political
results that Reagan achieved. He could, like Bill Clinton, recognize the
political obstacles to his sweeping ambitions and learn to work with Republicans
on modest reforms. He may well end up like Lyndon Johnson, with an ambitious
domestic agenda eventually bogged down by endless war. But I don't think his
wished-for FDR model — a transformative agenda that is both popular and
long-lasting — is in the cards.
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