That’s one of SDA’s most oft-typed post titles, employed whenever (about once a week at least) poor “crazy” “stupid” Glenn Beck turns out to be right about something. Again.
Glenn Beck gets obsessed about things. Two years ago, it was Woodrow Wilson, who almost seemed to eclipse Hitler in Beck’s mind in terms of villainy.
Even his on-air crew couldn’t be bothered concealing their boredom after a while.
But holy hell: Woodrow Wilson WAS a piece of f**king work, and here’s respectable, non-crazy, non-stupid George Will (who I suspect loathes Glenn Beck) to explain it all to you:
In 1912, Wilson said, “The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power.” But as Kesler notes, Wilson never said the future of liberty consisted of such limitation.
Instead, he said, “every means . . . by which society may be perfected through the instrumentality of government” should be used so that “individual rights can be fitly adjusted and harmonized with public duties.”
Wilson, the first transformative progressive, called this the “New Freedom.” The old kind was the Founders’ kind — government existing to “secure” natural rights (see the Declaration) that preexist government. Wilson thought this had become an impediment to progress. The pedigree of Obama’s thought runs straight to Wilson.