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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Question Obama Doesn't Want You to Ask

Obama's inaugural address was full of inspiring rhetoric, as well as a call for people like me to shut up. My Examiner column:

“Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions—who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans,” President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address on Tuesday.

For these non-believers, the president had scorn: “What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them—that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works.”

In practice, we know what this means: Obama wants more federal spending, more federal regulation, more federal mandates, and more federal prohibitions. It means the president—like all presidents—wants more power.

Read the whole thing here.

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