From Professor Boudreaux to Thomas Friedman:
Thomas Friedman wants "a president who can unify the country around meaningful action on energy and climate" ("Who Will Succeed Al Gore?" October 14).
I get the creeps whenever I encounter anyone seeking national "unity." A practical impossibility in a nation of 300 million people, "unifying the country" really means government seizing enormous amounts of additional power in order to embark upon schemes of social engineering – schemes whose pursuit gratifies the abstract fantasies of the theory class and, simultaneously, lines the very real pockets of politically powerful corporations, organizations, and "experts."
I want a president who will stick exclusively to protecting my freedoms.
Couldn’t agree more, Professor.