- Our Doctors Are Losing Their Independence: Hentoff describes the ways in which doctors are becoming more and more tightly regulated, both by the government and by their private employers, thus limiting the quality of the care they can provide to patients. Over all of this, of course, looms Obamacare.
- Pushing the Constitution Back Into Our Lives: Hentoff argues persuasively that the only hope for a reinvigoration of civil liberties and limited government stands with the education of the rising generation -- an education that needs to be grounded not in politically correct sloganeering but in the Constitution itself. The existence of our polity as one of limited government depends on it. And the risks to limited government, as Hentoff points out, are significant:
However, not all citizens have given up their identities as free, self-governing Americans. This is encouraging, despite the greatly expanding unilateral powers of the only president in our history who alone is judge, jury and executioner in deciding, for national security, what is permissible under the Constitution.
Now that Obama can do whatever he wants without any concern about maneuvering to compete in future elections, his decisions will not only deeply affect us for four more years, but may endure for generations.