Who is More Trustworthy?
One of the primary differences between liberals (or “progressives,” or socialists, or whatever they are calling themselves these days) and the rest of us, is that those on the Left typically love government and hate private business. And at the root of their view is the idea that a government bureaucrat is somehow more trustworthy than their civilian counterpart. Now, when you ask them why | Read More »
Guns and The American Culture – Inseparable
Just the other day, NBC’s Tom Brokaw opined that he would be nervous about being in an Arizona bar because (horrors!) there might be people with “concealed weapons” around him. I was not surprised, as those on the Left have a history of being almost phobic about guns (except of course, the guns carried by their personal security staff. Chicago’s Mayor Daley is a perfect example | Read More »
“Lock and Load?” – You Bet!
The American Left, having been slaughtered in the mid-term elections, is so furious at losing in the arena of ideas that they now want to do everything they can to stifle free expression. Their battle plan is simple: portray any disagreement with left-wing policies as “promoting violence.” Their targets are conservatives in general, but they have really set their sights on the most high profile | Read More »
Arizona Shooting – Dancing in the Blood of Victims
You knew it was coming. No sooner had the news broken of the Arizona shooting of a congresswoman and several others than the political opportunism by Democrats and the media began. Never mind that the shooter was, by all indications, a nut job with serious mental difficulties. And let’s not dare to point out that the shooter’s political leanings, if any, tend toward the left. | Read More »
Hate is Not a Crime
You have probably seen some of the recent TV ads, usually sponsored by some obscure liberal group, preaching against the evils of ”hate.” Most feature some spokesperson, often an actor or actress, making an emotional appeal based on the premise that hate is inherently evil, and must be eliminated. Sounds reasonable, at least at first. But is hate, ALL hate, necessarily a bad thing? After all, I’ve met few people | Read More »
Incremental Fascism – Erasing the Lines of Power
Remember how, immediately after the inauguration of Barak Obama, the phrase “elections have consequences” became the mantra of the American Left? When the president nominated radical left-wing jurists to the Supreme Court, liberals dismissed objections on the grounds that he was only following the will of the people – after all, Obama had won. And, like it or not, that view is correct – picking Supreme Court | Read More »
Novocain or Root Canal?
It has become abundantly clear that, with a few notable exceptions, neither Congress nor the American people are really serious about dealing with the nation’s financial crisis. Most of the blame for where we find ourselves today can be put on the ever increasing (and ever more costly) expansion of government intrusion into the lives of private citizens. And despite the multitude of excuses for | Read More »
The Myth of Tax “Breaks” and “Taking Away” Unemployment Compensation
As predictably as credit card bills after Christmas, Democrats are ranting over extending the Bush-era tax rates, falsely claiming that to do so would be to “give” a “tax break to the rich.” They are wrong of course, as liberals invariably are when it comes to anything remotely related to finance and taxes. They seem incapable of understanding that cuts in tax rates for ANYONE | Read More »
How “Non-Violence” Threatens All of Us
A string of four horrific rapes in a North side Minneapolis neighborhood on the eve of Thanksgiving has shocked the Twin Cities – the four assaults occurred over the span of less than two hours. Even more disturbing were the ages of the perpetrators – two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old, and a 16-year-old – and the cold-blooded viciousness of the attackers. The first victim, a 45-year-old | Read More »
Airport “Security” – an Oxymoron
In a USA Today editorial Monday -http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-11-15-column15_ST1_N.htm?csp=hf – Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano unintentionally illustrated what’s wrong with the current approach to protecting the traveling public – it is focused on all of the wrong things. And “things” is the operative word here. Because in spite of all that we have learned from some of the best security experts in the world, we continue to | Read More »