‘Obama, Rush, and Liberty’
Last week, in Roanoke, Virginia, President Obama told a crowd that, ultimately, entrepreneurs aren't responsible for the success of their enterprises. "If you've got a business," the President stated, "you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Obama has quite a few (though not enough) people talking about his most recent speech.
Although they didn't need to be told that he thinks this way, his opponents are nevertheless more than a bit shocked to hear Obama express his thoughts publicly -- and just a few months outside of the next election. Moreover, they are livid. Nationally syndicated radio talk show titan Rush Limbaugh, for instance, replied swiftly and bluntly:
"I think it can now be said, without equivocation, without equivocation, this man hates this country," for Obama "is trying to dismantle brick-by-brick the American dream."
These are harsh words, for sure. But are they true?
Before we can answer this question, we need to attend carefully to Obama's speech. [...]