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If you haven’t voted yet, you might want to read these pieces before you do. This election is about far more than the parlous state of the economy and the dismal job situation. Although those factors alone should have you running to the polls.
Behind the foolish wasted stimulus, and the regulatory nightmare that has American business sitting on their hands and their potential for hiring and expansion; is a worldview that is founded on the notion that experts in the state can, by rational improvisation and enlightened regulation, improve human nature and behavior to create a more perfect world. We’ve seen this brave new world many times before, and seen the destruction it leaves behind. Professor Bruce Thornton writes on “What This Election Is About: The Free Individual versus the Overpowering State.”
Adam Brodsky addresses “An endless string of broken promises.” There’s one big reason Democrats face disaster Tuesday. They’ve done almost nothing in the last two years to make anyone — left or right — want to vote for them. In 2008, recall, they made grand promises — to their base and to the center. They raised hopes through the roof.
Once in power, they kept virtually none of those vows. Instead, they took a whole different path —one neither side liked. Now they’re reaping the whirlwind. So what’s their game plan? Rinse and repeat.
That’s right. President Obama and fellow Dems are again promising “change” — after the elections. They failed the first time. They will again.
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