The Government Cannot Protect Us From Every Catastrophe We Face
by Andrew P. Napolitano
Tuesday night, in an Oval Office speech to the nation, President Obama took the gloves off.
He lashed out at BP over the monumental oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He vowed that he will make BP pay for all the long and short-term damage it caused. He argued that the battle against this now nearly two-month-old raging gusher of oil is tantamount to a war. And he asked the country to allow him and the Congress to regulate all businesses and private homes in the name of going green.
For most Americans, it was the first time they saw him angry — although a controlled anger from the no-drama-Obama, as his own campaign staff labeled him two years ago. But will the president’s feigned anger get the oil well plugged? Will it get cash into the hands of those truly harmed? Will it prevent future disasters?
No, no and no.