“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
What did he say?
“National security is central to the president’s job, of course. But no one — whether liberal or conservative — should think of the president as a national father-protector. That view treats the American people like children, and it practically begs for a dangerous concentration of executive power.”
Gene Healy on Maureen Dowd, He’s the President Not America’s Daddy
Something worth noting.
If you thought the public option — as it was proposed for health care was bad, get a load of this: the student loan legislation does not just set up a government-run option for student lending, the bill makes the government the only option! It promises to bring complete federalization of the student loan process to a private marketplace. Iowa Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin’s plan for the bill is to jam this single-payer student loan system through an unpopular process known as “reconciliation,” all the while ignoring any of the bipartisan alternatives that have been presented. — A truly odd decision coming off a contentious health care fight that’s left the majority of Americans with a bad taste in their mouths.
Dana Perino, Beware of Democrats’ OTHER Public Option