Thursday, November 19, 2009

Obama doesn't get what freedom is about

David Boaz contrasts what Reagan and Obama said about freedom in their speeches abroad. He concludes:
President Obama said some important things to the Chinese students. But his continuing failure to mention the virtues of productive enterprise in a commencement address or to note the centrality of economic freedom in the American experiment could easily lead listeners to conclude that he really doesn’t care much for business and economic liberty.
Or, as Veronique de Ruby aptly puts it, Obama "doesn't truly get what freedom is about."

She adds,
By the way, the same can be said about the way Obama uses words like competition, accountability, or fiscal responsibility. Obviously, the president doesn't understand the full or true meaning of these words, either.

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