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Losing His Grip: Obama's New Theory of Freedom

mglanville Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 1:19 AM
Libertarians, by and large, ignore the role religion and family play in a society. They may know a lot about Adam Smith, and agree with Thomas Jefferson, but they tend to ignore the likes of George Washington, who pointed out Indispensible Supports that keep a society Free, and what he was talking about was the tendency of people to fall prey to their own desires and lusts, and being subverted from without. We suffer from that today. A culture cannot remain free if its citizens do not understand their civic duty to be mindful with the Freedoms they have.

While Obama remains a great curiosity outside of the U.S., it’s largely his American-ness that draws the crowds, rather than some innate ability of his own.

A man comes from low beginnings and ascends to the White House.

That tale quintessentially remains the American strive-and-succeed story since Washington was first born poor and lowly in a kind-of log cabin.

While Washington is represented as a rich, privileged, white guy, the success Washington enjoyed and the wealth he built -- yes, built -- he earned by working hard on the dangerous and brutal, American frontier, going places often were...

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