My husband and I left the USSR in 1980. We were 30 years old and had no idea what was ahead. We were not looking for a paradise; we were running from the hell of a government-controlled society, where people are helpless against government power.
The 2012 Democratic Party convention was a surreal sight for us: a parade of speakers, full of the arrogant assumption that others are not smart enough to accomplish anything without government guidance and intrusion.
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, was one of these speakers. Almost a year before Barack Obama said, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that," Elizabeth Warren expounded on this same theme:
"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody," she said. "You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear:
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