American values under Obama

American values under Obama

Two columns ago, I passed on a series of political observations from the heartland. Today, a snapshot of American values and viewpoints a decade and a half into the "new" millennium.

For my left-leaning readers, you have much to be pleased about as America enters the seventh year of the Obama presidency.

First and foremost, the populace has grown acclimated to an intrusive federal presence. The Obama era's "new federalism" has been a driver in this regard, wherein Congress increasingly invites aggressive federal regulators to "fill in the blanks" left by omnibus legislative vehicles. Accordingly, federal bureaucrats cranked out 2,185 regulations...