I’m a huge fan of Thomas E. Woods and I found this clip of him giving a lecture about Presidents and international diplomacy. In the first part of the lecture he talks about how history views Presidents based on their actions or inaction. It’s extremely informational and worth the listen. In the last three years my views on the role the President should play has changed. I now believe the less intrusive a President is in our lives the better it is for America and Americans.
This concept goes hand-in-hand with the role government should play in our lives. Less government is better. Less interference is better. Less regulation is better for all of us. And Presidents who embrace this concept are somehow viewed as weak or being poor leaders. Leadership does not always mean being out front forcing change or charging up the hill. Sometimes strong leadership involves exercising restraint. The problem is history does not view Presidents who exercise restraint as good Presidents. This is why Presidents like FDR who forced change at the expense of our liberties on the American people are viewed as strong leaders. They went against the grain even if it meant sacrificing our liberties and historians view this as good thing. How sad is that. Please take a few minutes to listen to the first part of the lecture. It’s very good.
By Mr. Woods’ analysis history will view Obama as a good President because he has been very intrusive in our lives and has rammed change down our throats. I do recommend you listen to the whole lecture if you have the time. It was very informative. The one thing I believe we need to take out of the lecture is when we go into the voting booth to elect a President this November we need to ask ourselves what we’re looking for in a President. Are we looking for a President who will be active and intrusive in our lives or are we looking for a President who will strip away the regulations that shackle us? When you figure out the answer to this question you will know which candidate to vote for.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!