America is becoming more free over time regardless of how it looks


Compare the United States of 2012 to the United States of 1962. In 1962, the government regulated the price and route of every airplane, every freight train, every truck and every merchant ship in the United States, the price of natural gas, the interest on every checking account, and the commission on every purchase or sale of stock. Owning a gold bar was a serious crime. The top rate of income tax was 91%. It was illegal to own a telephone. All young men were subject to the military draft, etc.

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Created by phonon 2 years 1 week ago – Made popular 2 years 1 week ago
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The problem with this lie

wtfk 2 years 1 week 6 hours 34 min ago

...is that it's not true since 2001. On 9/11 every jack-boot came up with his own clever idea to screw everything up. In response, the left got in power, and instead of reversing all the screw-ups, started interpreting the walking papers the right got as an opportunity to INSERT THEIR OWN screw-ups.

It's nice to say it's getting better, but since 2001, there have been far more losses than gains--at least WITHIN the US. That said, there are many countries where liberty is on the upswing.


The first clue that the author was reaching was that its another one of those people who thinks conservative = libertarian. Then I checked out his bio on Wikipedia. I'm guessing someone who WROTE SPEECHES for the BUSH ADMINISTRATION might think things are still really swell since 9/11.

David J. Frum (/ˈfrʌm/; born June 30, 1960) is a Canadian American journalist active in both the American and Canadian political arenas. A former economic speechwriter for President George W. Bush, he is also the author of the first "insider" book about the Bush presidency.

Is Not!

kelvin 2 years 1 week 10 hours 21 min ago

This author is as full of "S" as a Christmas Goose.

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