April 4, 2014

‘Love of Liberty’

“Is the American ideal.”

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have sunk to a new low of late, shamefully singling out and attacking two private citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights. Reid and his ilk have been firing away at the Koch brothers, calling the two philanthropists “un-American” for their staunch support of libertarian and conservative causes. Well, Charles Koch finally fired back in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that is quintessentially American. “Instead of fostering a system that enables people to help themselves, America is now saddled with a system that destroys value, raises costs, hinders innovation and relegates millions of citizens to a life of poverty, dependency and hopelessness,” he explained. “This is what happens when elected officials believe that people’s lives are better run by politicians and regulators than by the people themselves. Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty, and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.” This didn’t sit well with Reid, who crowed, “I think I must be getting under their skin.” Clearly, liberty gets under his.

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