Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sowell on the Fate of Freedom in Obama's America

Thomas Sowell, on the fate of freedom in Obama's America:
Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many “czars” appointed by the president, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in privatebusinesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?

Did you think that another “czar” would be talking about restricting talk radio? That
there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers -- that is, to create a situation where some newspapers’ survival would depend on the government’s liking what they publish?

Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called
“experts” deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?

Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life-and-death decisions about your loved ones?

Does any of this sound like America? ...
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