Rhett Wilkinson is a senior at Utah State University. He is studying journalism and political science. The opinions expressed are his own. American Prospect editor Harold Meyerson opined for the Washington Post that there is “an Obama majority in American politics, symbolized by Monday’s throng on the Mall, whose existence is both the consequence of […]
Someone tell me this isn’t a scene from the movie version of Atlas Shrugged…
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on the house floor “reminds” her collegues that entitlements are “earned.”
Democrats love talking about roads when they are actually talking about something else. Listen to Massachusetts senate candidate (and progressive heart-throb) Elizabeth Warren: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.” Hear this echo from President Obama: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.… Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” [cont…]
If these days and years will be seen as great, it will be because we will decide in coming months and years what course we will take, pass policies that reverse the trends and return America to its competitive edge and full solvency as the best investment in the world, or whether we will lapse into decline. Will we figure out a way to care for the poor and disadvantaged, to keep our promises to older generations, but refrain from pouring an unbearable burden on our children and grandchildren?
Or, perhaps better said: will we return America to a beacon on a hill, the leader of the free world? [cont…]