- Wayne Allyn Root of the Cato Institute.
- Instead of a team of rivals, Obama needs to take names and kick ass!!
- Is it possible that libertarians and liberals can hug over health care reform?
- Should we give up our rights for the swine flu?
"We have not come this far without a struggle and I assure you we cannot go further without a struggle.
"For twelve years this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government. The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away. Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines! Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair! Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.
"For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.
"We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace - business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
"They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
"Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred.
"I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces met their master.""
Madison Square Garden Speech, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 31, 1936.
"No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it"
Fireside Chat 16: On the "Arsenal of Democracy", Franklin Delano Roosevelt, December 29, 1940.
"We have all been lied to, and defrauded by our politicians. They don't care about the people- they care only about enriching themselves; taking more power and control over the people. They only care about lawyers, lobbyists, big unions, big government, big corporations. They violate the Constitution every day."
Obama is a corporatist and as such will always put big business interests before that of the people and even before the health of the people.
If we want universal healthcare we'll have to stop doing business with the health insurance industry.