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Prepare to be horrified

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 8:57 am   /   by

Okay, so that is a pretty sensationalistic title to introduce a John Stossel video. But honest to goodness, that is how I felt while watching Stossel’s Top 10 Politicians’ Promises Gone Wrong. Contemplating each one is bad, but when you contemplate the phenomenon as a whole—the fact that this perverse, counterproductive, immoral way of doing things is now simply the way things are—well, that’s when the horror really kicks in.

I recognize that this video is over 40 minutes, but it’s worth the time, so try to multitask and squeeze it in. (I sorted my receipts for taxes while watching—kind of poetic, n’est-ce pas?)

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Prepare to be horrified