Under Barack Obama’s leadership, the United States of America will soon look like some sort of bizarro Field of Dreams — if you tax it, they will leave.
I saw this interview this morning and, as always, was left impressed with Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, about as solid a conservative as there is. Unfortunately, I was also left shaking my head, wondering how anyone would want to do business in the United States once these Draconian pseudo-environmental measures are put into place by the Obama administration and its Congress.
Why would any business entity want to put itself in a situation where they could be considered liable for perceived harm due to global warming, an unsettled scientific theory more about socialist aftereffects than planetary concern?
President Obama, and liberals in general, need to learn a valuable lesson — the more government gets involved in something, the less of that something we all will have. With regard to national security, the more the government gets involved in regulating intelligence-gathering measures, the less likely people will put themselves on the line to gather intelligence, and the less secure we all will be. With regard to Wall Street, the more the federal government involves itself in executive pay and the daily goings-on in the banking industry, the less likely that industry will be brought out of this quagmire by talented individuals, and the less prosperity we all will see.
Our first president was fond of saying that the federal government is like fire — useful if contained and used for certain, limited endeavors, but deadly to all if left unchecked and allowed to rage out of control. These environmental measures in particular show just how far our federal government is willing to reach, and just how sneakily they intend to get there.
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