Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama admits it

Last night in a speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama admitted that his plan for health care reform will reduce freedom in America.

"You see," the president said, "our predecessors understood that government could not, and should not, solve every problem. They understood that there are instances when the gains in security from government action are not worth the added constraints on our freedom."

The president believes that in the case of health care reform, the "gains in security from government action" are worth "the added constraints on our freedom."

Do you?

America Wants To Know has been making the point for some time that collectivism is the opposite of freedom. To the extent that you have one, you can't have the other.

The last person we ever expected to agree with us was President Obama.

Copyright 2009

Editor's note: You might be interested in reading "Defending Capitalism" at, and in the 2007 post, "Barack Obama explains socialism."