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ARC Press Release: State of the Union in One Sentence
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2010-01-28 23:43
State of the Union in One Sentence
January 28, 2010
WASHINGTON--“President Obama’s State of the Union address can be summarized in one sentence,” writes Alex Epstein, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Center. “We need to rise above fear, hesitation, and partisan politics--to give the government all the power it needs to solve all our problems.
“President Obama named dozens of problems in America and not once suggested that individual rights, liberty, or freedom were the solution.
“From a quick reading of the speech, some statistics:
“Number of times President Obama said ‘I’: 105--mainly pushing for the government programs he seeks to pass.
“Number of times President Obama said ‘individual rights’: 0.
“Number of times President Obama said ‘liberty’: 0.
“Number of times President Obama said ‘freedom’: 1--but it was freedom for Afghanistan.”
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Alex Epstein is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, focusing on business issues.
Alex Epstein is the author of numerous articles on oil and energy, including, most recently: “Energy at the Speed of Thought: The Original Alternative Energy Industry.” His op-eds have appeared in such publications as the Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily. Epstein is a frequent speaker at universities around the country, a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio programs, as well as a guest panelist on the popular “Economy and Financial Review” show on PJTV.com.
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