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An Old Newness – Thomas Sowell @ Townhall

Yet, Thomas Sowell has written another great piece, An Old Newness, at Townhall today. He compares how Paul Waner, a great baseball hitter, made sure his 3,000th hit would be legitimate hit with how we should recall our own history when we legitimately vote for president this fall.

Most of this article is focus on the Barack Obama’s positions on the issues of day. Again, Mr Sowell presents some historical references with what Obama has said on such positions. For example,

Although Senator Obama has presented himself as the candidate of new things — using the mantra of “change” endlessly — the cold fact is that virtually everything has says about domestic policy is straight out of the 1960s and virtually everything he says about foreign policy is straight out of the 1930s.

The results of such 1960 domestic policy:

Protecting criminals, attacking business, increasing government spending, promoting a sense of envy and grievance, raising taxes on people who are productive and subsidizing those who are not — all this is a re-run of the 1960s

The results of such 1930 foreign policy:

Internationally, the approach that Senator Obama proposes — including the media magic of meetings between heads of state — was tried during the 1930s. That approach, in the name of peace, is what led to the most catastrophic war in human history.

Well, I knew that Obama was for a change. That is all I hear from him. I do not heard any real substance of the change he proposes or it sounds very familiar to the democratic policies. I am for change, but not for this re-run change. I am looking for new change that will take the country into a bright future. How about a change for permanent lower taxes and less government involvement in our lives?

The future of the country is at stake, be sure you vote this fall.

Categories: Opinion, Politics
  1. huntingdonpost
    29 April 2008 at 16:36

    I would agree. His energy policy is out the Nixon administration. I don’t see too many differences except Nixon didn’t have an energy dept., just a dept. of agriculture, and there was no cap’n’trade. Earl Butz was for ethanol. Whoohoo.

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