"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nice Little Car Company You've Got There. Shame If Something Happened To It.

Ford has been airing these great TV ads recently that point out that Ford, unlike GM or Chrysler, didn't take bailout money, and making the argument (a good one) that car buyers ought to prefer a company that can stand on its own without government subsidies.  

Now the Obama administration has apparently pressured Ford into pulling the ads.   

How can this be anything other than unfair political pressure against an American company that employs hundreds of thousands of people, simply because the company had the audacity to highlight something that might make the Obama administration look bad?   They were good ads, and they were persuasive to potential customers.   What else other than pressure from the government could make Ford pull them?  

If George Bush had done this, they'd call it fascism.  

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