President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Thursday, January 27th, and promised more of the same type of “change” — bigger and more intrusive government. He is defiantly pushed for national health care, a stranglehold of environment regulations over the private sector, more government oversight and control over the financial sector, and illusionary “freeze” on government spending.
But what if the president discovered the writings of people like Henry Hazlitt, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand? What might such such an address have been like, and how might those in the audience have reacted?
In a new piece I’ve written called, “The Address Obama Should Have Given – For a Change to Freedom,” I imagine such a State of the Union address for a change to greater freedom, and suggest what it would have said.