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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Obama’s ridiculous claim: government invented the Internet?

“The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.” — Barack Obama, 7/13/12. Not exactly. Columnist Rich Lowry points to a 1998 article discussing the fallacy that the federal government “invented” the internet. In short, what the government invented was […]

The social contract run amok.

Here’s a great letter to the WSJ from George Mason University Prof. of Economics Don Boudreaux: [Economists Adam] Smith and [Milton] Friedman and other people of good sense understand also something that Mr. Obama does not. They understand that the agreements through which each of millions of people contracts to contribute to the production of […]

Krauthammer on Obamaian philosophy.

Charles Krauthammer: Moreover, the greatest threat to a robust, autonomous civil society is the ever-growing Leviathan state and those like Obama who see it as the ultimate expression of the collective. Obama compounds the fallacy by declaring the state to be the font of entrepreneurial success. How so? It created the infrastructure — roads, bridges, […]

Obamaian vs. Madisonian thought in practical terms.

According to the political philosophy of our Constitution’s chief writer, James Madison, “The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” Madison’s Federalists and the Anti-Federalists alike (Patrick Henry, George Mason, James Winthrop, et. al.) understood that the people empower the government, […]

Four bad years of Obamanomics.

Courtesy of columnist Jim Geraghty, here’s Obamanomics. Imagine the damage another four years could do. President Obama Has Engaged In Political Payoffs By Rewarding Wealthy Donors And Administration Insiders With Taxpayer Dollars: The Washington Post: “You Can Call It Crony Capitalism Or Venture Socialism — But By Whatever Name, The Energy Department’s Loan Guarantee Program Privatizes […]

Libs just fine with their 5-4 rulings.

Here’s Jonah Goldberg: In the majority opinion written by Roberts, the Supreme Court held that the mandate to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause. But Roberts also found that it’s constitutional under Congress’s power to tax. It is on these […]

Dems effective in bullying Roberts.

Citing President Obama’s criticism of the Supreme Court during his State of the Union address, Michael Walsh argues that the liberal intelligensia were successful in bullying Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts into capitulation: The Right needs to stop kidding itself that last week’s epic Dolchstoss amounts to anything but a loss: a loss to the […]