Defending Freedom in the Age of Obama By Brandon Crocker | The American Spectator When you tell government that it is its responsibility to make sure everyone has “affordable healthcare” or some other “benefit” you are telling an army of nanny bureaucrats that it is perfectly legitimate for government to regulate your behavior for your own good, the good of the “system,” or the good of the planet. It is a truism that with freedom comes responsibility. It is also true that freedom only lasts if people take responsibility for their activities and reject the premise that their lives should be made easier at the expense of other people’s freedom.” Unfortunately, today many Americans are perfectly content to bargain away what was for a long time the defining word of the American spirit in exchange for promises of federal paternalism. Freedoms bargained away to government are usually lost for generations.
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