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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It depends on what the definition of "is" is...

President Obama's Press Secretary is a bald-faced liar.

The proof?

This from The Moral Liberal:

"White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that back in 2008 Obama, meant the president should not abuse signing statements–not that he was against ever using signing statements.

He never said he was opposed to all signing statements,” Carney told reporters on Monday. “We’ve pointed to numerous statements in the campaign where he made clear that every president must maintain the right, of course, must maintain the right, to have signing statements, to raise constitutional concerns or objections about the laws passed by Congress that he signs into law.”

What EXACTLY did the President say in 2008? This:

“That's not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he's going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.”

For anyone who needs to see before they can believe, the video is below.

On June 26, 2009 Obama issued a signing statement after signing into law  HR 2346. On April 15, 2009 Obama issued a signing statement after signing into law the FY2011 budget bill.

Definitive proof. Not only did Obama break a campaign promise, but his spokesperson and mouthpiece lied about it.

Why does the mainstream media allow the Obama administration to get away with things like this?

More importantly, why do the American people?

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