If ABC News had really wanted to enliven that White House town hall meeting on health care (which I wrote about here and here and here) it could have invited its own correspondent John Stossel, who writes at Reason.com:
How do these arrogant, presumptuous politicians believe they can know enough to plan for the rest of us? Who do they think they are? Under cover of helping uninsured people get medical care, they live out their megalomaniacal social-engineering fantasies—putting our physical and economic health at risk in the process.
Will the American people say "Enough!"?
With all respect to ABC's Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, and Jake Tapper, a Stossel-Obama face-off on health care would sure be good television. Mr. Stossel cites Friedrich Hayek as a reference, but Hayek's tone -- at least in his books -- is more modulated than is Mr. Stossel's, at least in this column. That's not meant as a criticism of Mr. Stossel, just an observation about tone, which I do hear getting quite shrill and angry (some might say justifiably) in the precincts that oppose an expanded government role in the economy.