June 16, 2013 Leave a comment
I’ve penned a new column at Campus Reform on why young people shouldn’t trust big government.
During a commencement speech at The Ohio State University last month, President Obama warned the Class of 2013 to reject the voices warning against big government.
“Unfortunately you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all of our problems,” he said. “[T]hey’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.
“You should reject these voices,” he continued. “Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.”
Ironically, these words came back also immediately to haunt him.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal broke, followed by the National Security Agency (NSA) scandal, as well as the Department of Justice’s snooping on Fox News journalist James Rosen and Associate Press reporters.
Young people must always be wary of an intrusive government that promises a life of security coupled with limited freedoms.
- Obamanomics and Big Government: Bad News for Young People (cato.org)
- Bobby Jindal: Paternalistic, big-government liberalism is the biggest loser here (hotair.com)
- DREAMers, Here Illegally, Are ‘Our Most Talented Young People,’ Says Colo. Dem (cnsnews.com)