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“Among the most pathetic letters and e-mails I receive are those from people who ask why I don’t write more ‘positively’ about Obama or ‘give him the benefit of the doubt.’ No one — not even the President of the United States — has an entitlement to a ‘positive’ response to his actions. The entitlement mentality has eroded the once common belief that you earned things, including respect, instead of being given them. As for the benefit of the doubt, no one — especially not the President of the United States — is entitled to that, when his actions can jeopardize the rights of 300 million Americans domestically and the security of the nation in an international jungle, where nuclear weapons may soon be in the hands of people with suicidal fanaticism. Will it take a mushroom cloud over an American city to make that clear? Was 9/11 not enough?” –economist Thomas Sowell

“I am … nostalgic for the days when the American President seemed to be fond of his country, and its people. This is largely because I have increasing doubts that our current President is fond of either one. … Can anyone — even Barack Obama’s most ardent supporters — honestly say that our current President believes that Americans are, in a general sense, ‘good people,’ and worthy of defense? Both his words and actions would suggest that America might someday become good, but only if he can first bring us to justice.” –columnist Austin Hill

“Does anyone in Washington tell the truth? Why should Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid be believed when he promises that states can ‘opt out’ of a public option on health care? This isn’t like opting out of sex-education class. Individuals won’t be able to avoid the consequences of national health care once the government puts the insurance companies out of business, because there will be no other choice than the government program.” –columnist Cal Thomas

“This is not about insuring the uninsured. This is not about health care. This is about stealing one-sixth of the U.S. private sector and putting it under the control of the federal government. And when they get this health care bill, if they do, that’s the easiest, fastest way for them to be able to regulate every aspect of human behavior, because it will all have some related cost to health care — what you drive, what you eat, where you live, what you do. And there’ll be penalties for violating regulations. It’s going to be the biggest snatch of freedom and liberty that has yet occurred in this country.” –radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh

“Scholarly debate about its various clauses has been non-stop since the document became the law of the land. But one aspect of the Constitution is beyond debate: it is a document entirely constructed to limit the power of the government, not the people.” –Arnold Ahlert

“The bottom line is that the idea that government bureaucrats have enough knowledge to manage an economy well is the height of conceit — what Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek called the ‘fatal conceit.'” –economist Walter E. Williams

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