"Unable to maintain their government-granted monopoly, the powerful railroad interests turned to government to do the regulating and price-fixing which they were unable to do themselves. In fact, the pressure that induced Congress to enact the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 did not come from reformers bemoaning abuses by the powerful railroad interests; it came from the railroad interests themselves, asking Congress to shield them against the harsh winds of competition." -- Dan Smoot
Quick Hits from Heritage:
- After four days of bombing, the Obama Administration has failed to either stop Muammar Qadhafi from killing civilians or shift the balance of power in favor of the rebels.
- President Obama is now telling NBC News that Qadhafi can stay in power if he changes “his approach” and starts “significant reforms” of his government.
- President Obama has killed at least 19,000 jobs worth $1.1 billion in lost wages with his Gulf oil drilling moratorium.
- Detroit’s population plunged 25 percent in the past decade to 713,777, the lowest count since 1910.
Q: What's the only thing worse than an incompetent liberal president?
A: A competent liberal president.
"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it." -- Thomas Sowell
"Destroy the family, you destroy the country." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin