Articles for Monday, Quote from Lincoln

Obama’s Grand Strategy    I cannot emphasize enough how great of a writer Charles Krauthammer is. Rush Limbaugh once said if he could have anyone else’s brain, it would be Krauthammer’s. His stuff just makes so much sense and is written in a way that is clear for anyone to understand. This week, Krauthammer writes about Obama’s master plan for universal health care and how it isn’t as great as it initially sounds. It will be impossible to pay for and, sooner or later, Obama will have to start rationing out medicine, a practice nobody wants a part of. There is a reason that government health care is unpopular in Britain and Canada. Must read and if you have time, check out all of his articles in his archive. 

So Far, So Good?   Fred Barnes from The Weekly Standard goes over the first 100 days of Barack Obama’s presidency. Barnes points out that Obama’s poll numbers are still high because Obama can just ride the wave of his promises and hope for change. Americans haven’t seen the results of his policies come into play yet, but they will be patient for at least a few more months. Until then, Obama can rest easy and know the media will continue to have his back. Check it out for a nice recap of the first 100 days.

Cracking KSM      Deroy Murdock writes a column for National Review Online about interrogation methods, specifically about the methods used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the mastermind of the September 11th attacks. I have always found it interesting that liberals feel more compelled to whine about the treatment terrorists face, instead of thinking about the real pain and torture that these terrorists have inflicted on the families of victims of acts of terrorism. KSM has vowed he wants to kill as many Jews, Christians and Americans as he possibly could and he knew of fellow terrorists who had the same goals, but some people are more concerned about if he felt comfortable during CIA interrogations. I just cannot understand it. Murdock does a great job of illustrating these same concerns.

“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names- liberty and tyranny.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864


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