Erdogan, Obama, Peas, Pods

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But Turkish politics has its own rhythms, and Erdogan has his own priorities—and temperament. In response to the protests, he’s toughening his rhetoric and promising a crackdown.

Actually, Obama and Erdogan have similar approaches. Obama is just more constrained.

Both men have the certainty of their convictions because they are representing religious dogma. In Erdogan’s case, the religion is Islam. In Obama’s case, Marxism.

Both have long histories of lethal enmity toward liberty.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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