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Obama Snubs Individual Freedom

Friday, 06 Apr 2012 01:26 PM

By Lev Navrozov

Some centuries ago, there originated a thing called freedom in some countries of Western Europe — particularly in Great Britain, and later in the United States.

The founders of the United States created a unique society allowing a maximum amount of liberty for the individual and restricting government involvement into the life of an individual to the most infinitesimal minimum ever seen in the history of the civilized world.

A protester prays outside the Supreme Court as justices hear arguments on Obamacare.
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The founders of the United States put the individual at the top of society — not a monarch, or dictator, or president, or legislative body.

The American Constitution proclaims the rights of the individual because the individual is the only entity that has inalienable rights.

The president of the United States and members of government are sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and to protect the inalienable rights of individuals. And this is the basic principle on which this country has been built.

In a free society, the individual can make decisions about his life as he chooses as long as he does not damage another by some means — such as murder, assault, fraud, theft, coercion, etc.

But in a government-controlled society it is government officials who decide what the individual reads, hears, or purchases.

In free societies individuals decide who they will favor or not favor by either purchasing — or not purchasing — a certain commodity or idea.

And this is where President Barack Obama comes in. Obama thinks otherwise.

He believes he is above the law and has the right not to abide by the Constitution of these United States.

I am talking about Obamacare.

Does a U.S. president have the constitutional right to make anyone buy medical insurance — or any other kind of insurance for that matter?

Is there anything else President Obama would like Americans to buy? Maybe he would like everyone to buy and read the complete works of Karl Marx? Or maybe he would like American families to spend their dollars vacationing in the People’s Republic of China to contribute to the military strength of his good friends there.

I wonder just how far President Obama’s ambitions will go if he is elected for another four years?

At present, the potential military advantage of the free countries over slave countries such as China is enormous. Scientists working for the militaries of free countries do their utmost to ensure military superiority when the free world is threatened. Their unique inventions should be cherished and never shared with dictatorial regimes posing as our friends.

Only in freedom — where a person is not a slave obeying the omnipotent ruler’s orders — can a person be free to pursue his or her own field of endeavor and make a valuable contribution to the development and defense of a free society.

Lev Navrozov is a journalist, author, and columnist who is a winner of the Albert Einstein Prize for outstanding intellectual achievements. He can be reached at levnavrozov@gmail.com. Read more reports from Lev — Click Here Now.

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