Obama's Kansas Declaration

Invoking former President Theodore Roosevelt, President Barrack Obama has endorsed a political philosophy antithetical to Jeffersonian liberty. Declaring that the debate over how to restore our economy is the "defining issue of our time," President Barrack Obama invoked former president Theodore Roosevelt's progressive reforms of the early 20th century as a template for economic recovery today. "Roosevelt," the President said, "... knew that the free market has never been a free license to take whatever you want from whoever you can. It only works when there are rules of the road to ensure that competition is fair, open, and honest."  From there, the President made the regent argument that the "rugged individualism" that characterizes laissez-faire capitalism has "never worked," and that we should echo Roosevelt's call for a New Nationalism. "Our country," Roosevelt said, and as Obama quoted, "...means nothing unless it means the triumph of a real democracy...of an economic...(Read Full Article)