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America: On the Road to Freedom or Serfdom?

CHARLIE FEATHER Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 4:16 PM
What the Republicans need to do is to downplay the technical arguments, which bore most people, and frame their policies as MORAL issues. People love a good story of right versus wrong, good guys versus bad guys. This resonates strongly with people, and the Democrats make good use of this. The Republicans should not ignore this.
JOE1CR Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 7:06 PM
The American philosophy teaches that the conception of how best to enjoy the benefits of the right to "Life" and to "the pursuit of Happiness" is a strictly personal matter for each Individual as Free Man--free in mind and spirit as well as in body and acting consistently with the duties of Individual Liberty-Responsibility, including chiefly the duty of respecting the equal rights (basically the constitutional rights) of others--to the exclusion of any coercion by government or by others.

With the election coming up, many people believe that the stakes for our country are as big as they have ever been. A large number of Americans believe that the first term of the Obama Administration has ushered in a new era of expansionist government, resulting in what Friedrich A. Hayek wrote about in The Road to Serfdom. Some wish to reverse this reckless expansion, and thus Arthur C. Brooks has written The Road to Freedom.

How did a man who aspired to be a professional French horn player come to write a book like this? Not very easily,...