John Stossel: 2009 Celebration of American Values Banquet

Phoenix, AZ

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Stossel discusses the overgrowth of government control in the economy. An award-winning investigative journalist, columnist, author and the current co-anchor of ABC News program "20/20," John Stossel is famous for exposing myths and misrepresentations in the U.S. media. At the 2009 Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, he is introduced with his famous news piece on firearms and gun statistics in the media, but he talks about the related issue of government control in the current American market. The government already takes half of citizens' money and tells them where they can smoke, according to Stossel, and, as evidenced by the recent bailouts, they are now going to be running banks, insurance companies and the automobile industry. Allowing the U.S. government this much control undermines the concept of individual freedom and, by extension, the Second Amendment.

2018