Reparations and perpetual shame
Reparations made it back into the news briefly last week, thanks to Ta-Nehisi Coates writing an Atlantic cover story on the subject. Kevin Williamson at National Review did a great job of deconstructing Coates’ argument, which was itself made with greater care than racial activists generally employ. Even someone wholeheartedly and unalterably opposed to reparations can find some food for thought in how Coates describes the lingering effects of | Read More »
The Pope, Inequality and Social Evil
Pope Francis raised a few eyebrows today with a post that equated inequality with social evil. Some called for equal pay and labor unions (because of course they would) and some called the man a communist (because of course they would). But, are his thoughts really out of line with both Catholicism and society at large? The problem with a broad statement like the tweet | Read More »
Common Core: Bad Math meets Radical Politics
How bad are the Common Core State Standards horror stories getting? A friend of mine in Scotland sent me this video, saying that he was speechless, and that this is so bad, they don’t even have this in socialist Europe.
Welcome to the Common Core, where children are taught the principles of social justice and socialist agitation.
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“His Majesty” Obama’s Perverted Social Justice
America meet “Obama’s social justice or better yet social injustice” a robin hood philosophy that circumvents the laws of our land attacking our freedoms and rights. In the past five years, Obama has sold us a pig in a poke wrapped up in pretty ribbon with all of the Liberal bells and whistles. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that our beautiful America | Read More »
Pope Francis denounces unemployment and the pursuit of “profit at any cost”
Pope Francis caused a stir with this Twitter message on Thursday morning: “My thoughts turn to all who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centered mindset bent on profit at any cost.” Some have interpreted this remark as a broad attack on capitalism. Business Insider tells us the Pope might have had a specific situation in mind: Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned as | Read More »
Look Over There: Old Spicey UK obsessed with US Black Power
I’m following up to my diary entry from yesterday. It seems a few more news outlets are having a look at the north Atlanta cities being targeted for being ‘too white.’ I again wonder how the media would respond to a black community being attacked in this way for its racial makeup. Whether by design or choice, people tend to hang around people like themselves. | Read More »
, Daily Mail
, National Urban League
, social justice
, Voting Rights Act
Social Justice, One for All as Long as it is Fair!
In an article from Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-31/chavez-says-venezuela-s-golf-courses-should-be-seized-put-to-other-uses.html Chavez Says Venezuela’s Golf Courses Should Be Seized, Put to Other Uses. That’s an injustice — that someone should have the luxury of having I don’t know how many hectares to play golf and drink whiskey and, next door, there’s misery and children dying when there are landslides,” Chavez said during his weekly television show, “Alo, Presidente.” Emphisis is | Read More »
Catholic Social Teaching and the Tea Part
A recent article in the Catholic Newsletter “Our Sunday Visitor” entitled “Is the Tea Party movement in sync with Catholic teaching?” has raised some interesting issues relating to the ideals driving the Tea Party and the teaching of the Catholic Church. The article notes that: “A study commissioned earlier this year by the National Review Institute found that 28 percent of tea party supporters identified | Read More »
Social Justice and Progressives
“Social justice” is a term that has been bandied about recently. Glenn Beck has said that Progressives are using “social justice” to transform America into what they want. Progressives have said that people like Glenn Beck use the term “social justice” to promote fear among the American people. So, the question is: “What is social justice?“ According to Dictionary.com, social justice means “the distribution of | Read More »
Help! I Think I’m Super Clever!!
But I’m not. So instead, here’s a video posted by the moderators.
Doubling Down On His Religion With Another Flop?
Recently Mr. Obama attended an event in New Mexico where a supporter asked him a question about his faith. Mr. Obama answered; he wants to be clear after all. He was asked ‘why he is a Christian’. His response? “I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life | Read More »
, Jesus Christ
, New Mexico
, social justice
The DNC will do what they have been doing since the ‘Slavocrat’ Party was born in 1832! ‘Slavocrats’ (name given by the GOP) wrote a law in 1854 that allowed slavery to expand into the western territories and the Democrat/Progressive rulers have been expanding their plantation from the beginning of their Slavocrat Party! The ‘Slavocrats’ promoted slavery, a police state and produced economic stagnation! | Read More »
Sweet Social Justice: Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Fox News, as part of its “Florida Retiree Morning” series detailing endless cases of hummingbirds given priority over human safety, is making a big deal out of the Harris Neck story. It’s the case of a once “thriving” community (in one of the poorest counties in Georgia), whose landowners were kicked off their land during WWII to allow for the construction of an airstrip. Several decades ago, it | Read More »
Spending Your Money – What’s Fair About the FairTax?
Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution grants the legislature power to levy taxes, borrow money as needed, perform an extensive list of functions & make all laws necessary to carry out their constitutional powers. The list of powers, especially the power to tax & borrow, is virtually unlimited, & stands in direct opposition to the 5th & 14th Amendments, which guarantee the right to | Read More »
Tags: balanced budget
, Entitlement Reform
, income tax
, Obama Administration
, Rep Paul Ryan
, social justice
, Social Security
, tax reform
, term limits
Elena Kagan Is No Supreme Court Justice
During her tenure as the Dean of Harvard Law, Elena Kagan reportedly continued the general Harvard policy of being opposed to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the military developed under the Clinton Administration. Kagan actually went beyond this position by attempting (wrong-headedly) to punish the military for this executive policy by denying the military campus access, with other hiring entities, to recruit Harvard | Read More »
, Elena Kagan
, free speech
, Hate Speech
, international law
, Mike Lee
, Religious Freedom
, social justice
, Supreme Court Justice