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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Obama Invokes Teddy Roosevelt to Press Agenda

“President Obama came to this tiny middle American town [Osawatomie, Kan.] Tuesday to invoke the spirit of a long-ago Republican president in a speech that laid out, in his sharpest language yet, the economic and social arguments he will probably use against Republicans in 2012…. The president chose this town of 4,600 in eastern Kansas as a historical echo of a speech delivered a century earlier by Theodore Roosevelt, who used the same location to call for a strong central government that would protect ordinary Americans from what he called the greed and recklessness of big business and special interests.” (Washington Post)

TR loved bureaucracy and war.

FEE Timely Classic
“Theodore Roosevelt, Big-Government Man” by Jim Powell