Monthly Archives: January 2009

Column on Obama’s Likely Supreme Court Choice

Obama’s Supreme Court Plans Tibor R. Machan This is just a rumor but it seems like President Obama will attempt toplace Harvard University Law Professor Cass Sunstein on the U. S. SupremeCourt. This idea has been aired on the Internet … Continue reading

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Published Column on Obama’s Big Plans

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/big_47510___article.html/president_joined.html

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Column on Obama’s Self Job Description

Obama’s Job Self-Description Tibor R. Machan In his book The AUDACITY of HOPE, Barack Obama provides readers with apretty clear sense of his understanding of politics and why he finds theDeclaration of Independence unsatisfactory as his guide in matters ofgovernance. … Continue reading

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Column on the Genesis of Tyranny (corrected)

The Genesis of Tyranny Tibor R. Machan One of my neighbors has built a small shed next to her home, maybe 8x8X8,if that much. Its not connected to her house. Indeed, it is nearlyinvisible from the outside–you must actually be … Continue reading

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Published Column on Wealth Redistribution

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/wealth-obama-redistribution-2286700-good-people#

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Important statement from more than two thousand Chinese citizens

"…Human rights are not bestowed by a state. Every person is born withinherent rights to dignity and freedom. The government exists for theprotection of the human rights of its citizens. The exercise of statepower must be authorized by the people. … Continue reading

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Column on Jon Stewart is Correct

Jon Stewart is Correct Tibor R. Machan One day last week I decided to check out The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, given that it is a popular left of center offering totally devoted to Barack Obama and virulently contemptuous … Continue reading

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Column on Must We Be Hawks?

Must We be Hawks? Tibor R. Machan Professor Alan Wolfe, the well known and widely published politicalscientists from Boston College, has written an interesting essay onliberal interventionism in the journal World Affairs (Winter 2009),arguing that this "species" is now endangered. … Continue reading

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Column #2 on Obama’s Speech

“Our” ambitions? Tibor R. Machan In his inaugural address our new president averred that “Now, there aresome who question the scale of our ambitions—who suggest that our systemcannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For theyhave forgotten … Continue reading

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Column #1 on Obama’s Speech

The Celebrated vs. The Obscure Tibor R. Machan It bothered me a bit when President Obama said, in his inaugural address,that “it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things—somecelebrated but more often men and women obscure in … Continue reading

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