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Nicole Ciandella over at the Competitive Enterprise Institute challenges President Obama and his Republican opponent's shared preference for discussing small businesses rather than big ones. It's the big businesses, she says, and the businesses that become big, that create new opportunities for workers and consumers. So they deserve more "love" from politicians.
Does Mitt Romney even know what a free market is?
It’s worth asking, if only because people watching him debate last night, and incorrectly assuming that a successful businessman must know such basic facts, may have been misled.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" said Samuel Johnson.
Well, not always. But President Obama has placed himself squarely in that category that Sam condemned.
One can rightly love one’s country for the values manifest in its government and culture. The United States was founded on the principle that all individuals are endowed "with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Those who fought for those principles were true patriots. Obama is not.
[Editor's Note: Paul Ryan speaks about Ayn Rand's influence on his thinking in this audio file. (Audio: scroll to bottom) "Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand: In the Hot Seat Again"]
Now that Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president on the GOP ticket, Ryan’s plan for dealing with the federal budget crisis will be demagogued by Democrats and the leftist media alike.