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For the Fourth of July -- Declare Independence from Government

In the course of human events it is necessary, now and again, to reaffirm some of the thoughts and principles we have lost sight of.
And so it is that we need to renew our independence. More than 55 percent of Americans now receive some form of federal government benefit — and many of us need to get off the dole.
I cite the findings of Richard Vedder, a professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
In The Wall Street Journal, Vedder argues that more Americans are not only becoming more dependent ...


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