In response to:

Mr. Obama’s America: “Where Everything’s Free But Us”

Raven7 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 12:49 PM
Don't know, but I'm willing to give it a try. Let's see: the unknown versus sure disaster - think I'll go with the unknown.
RHSimard Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 4:53 PM
We at least have his record as governor. He did it right then, and got the right results. He's up against an entirely different obstacle course this time, of course, but there's a strong parallel between his success as governor, his accomplishments at Bain Capital and what the U.S. economy needs to get healthy again.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) struck a nerve during his acceptance speech in Tampa, Florida last week. He put his finger on the Obama vision for America and in doing so, may have given Americans a jolt.

Yes, there can be a downside to ever greater government provision. Many things done in the name of compassion—even compassionate conservatism—can have undesirable side effects. In the 1970s, for example, honorable people on both sides of the political divide tried to find ways with coping with persistent poverty. Surely, those who seemed trapped in poverty were living lesser lives. Was there not something...