Teddy Roosevelt was fond of quoting a West African proverb, "Speak softly but carry a big stick." (1) There's no need to shout and scream if others know that you can defend your rights-and often, there are good reasons to keep your mouth shut. A lot of Americans are really, really concerned about the Obama Administration and rightly so. The stimulus package that Obama is about to sign, as I write these words, is handcuffing our children with a mountain of debt-and a reduction in gross national product that will last for years. Worst of all, it was completely unnecessary to deal with the recession.