RON HART: On the State of the Union

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 06:11 PM.

Washington has made it so that Home Depot’s Bernie Marcus, Papa John’s founder and just recently Erik Prince, ex-Navy SEAL security entrepreneur, have said they could not have started their business today. Mr. Prince, who has moved his business to Hong Kong, said “I would rather deal the vagaries of investing in Africa than in figuring out what the hell else Washington is going to do to the entrepreneur next.”

It is easy to lavish other people’s tax money on people to stay in power. It’s much harder to stand on principle and make the hard decisions that are best for the country long-term.

Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator can be reached at or visit




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