I sure hope Chapman University professor and Register contributor Tibor Machan was watching the millions of Americans who braved the cold in Washington DC to witness the inauguration of a new president today.Â
Mahan’s column in this morning’s paper was nothing short of a wet blanket on the inauguration of a new president; I have to question whether or not the good professor has read any of the policies/position papers by the Obama team before writing it.Â Mahan is just another Libertarian who reflects an extremely small minority viewpoint about the role of government who is unhappy with the election of a Democrat.
From his column:
“But then I reflect again on some of the negatives, such as how much Mr. Obama appears still to rely not on any substance but mere style. The man looks like he walked off the cover of GQ magazine but, as with many who adorn magazine covers featuring beautiful people, there is no evidence of any in depth of political wisdom in him. All that talk about change was bunk â€“ no change of any importance is likely to come from the Obama administration apart from what is expected from any liberal Democratic presidency. That kind of change I find nothing but repugnant â€“ a nostalgic throwback to the New Deal, for example, and an open embrace of the idea of wealth redistribution.”
Change is coming professor.Â
America will again be a nation governed by the rule of law.Â Markets will function, but will have regulation (how’s that Free Market philosophy working for you?).Â Torture is no longer sanctioned.Â Gitmo will be closed.Â Iraq will no longer by a huge draw in American blood and treasure.Â Government will become the world’s largest VC investing in renewable energy and job creation that can’t be outsourced.Â I find it interesting that Liberal Democratic administrations are repugnant to the Professor when its well-documented that more jobs are created under Democratic administrations and the Stock Market, historically, performs better under a Democratic administration.Â Â Perhaps reading some of Paul Krugman’s work is in order; he only won a Nobel Prize in economics.
If you have criticisms Professor, they should have been made about the man who’s on his way back to Texas.
Obama’s approach to government is to make sure it works.Â Not about how big or how small it is.Â But whether it works.