Friday, July 31, 2009

A Nation of Laws

A Nation of Laws
The American ideal is that we are “a nation of laws, not of men,” as John
Adams put it. The unpleasant reality is that the ruling class of any society -
including ours - obeys only the laws it chooses to obey. Understanding this
reality is essential to making progress toward the ideal.

Did ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Just Kill Obamacare?

Did ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Just Kill Obamacare?

“If they can’t administer a program like this, I’d be a little concerned about my health insurance,” car salesman Rob Bojaryn said.

Unfortunately for Obama, Pelosi, Frank, et al, this is going to be an oft-repeated observation. We may be intimidated by the size and scope of health care and think that somebody else may know better than we do, but when we see those same people screw up a freakin’ car sale, the mask comes off and we don’t want them messing with our health too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The End Of White Guilt? [Reader Post]

The End Of White Guilt? [Reader Post]
Something strange is happening in America. For the first time, a white man is standing up to a black man’s charge of racism. And he is being supported by his employer. In another first, the media coverage of this event is not employing the time worn premise that only whites can be racist.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just release the damn birth certificate

Just release the damn birth certificate

Barack Obama can settle all of this by giving Hawaii permission to release the birth certificate, but he refuses because there’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t want anyone to see. we’ll never know what it is. But for a guy who says he’s going to run the most transparent White House in history, he sure is being maximally obstructionist when it comes to this.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The enemy within

The enemy within
"Hizb ut-Tahrir is one of the oldest, largest indoctrinating organizations for the ideology known as jihadism," Walid Phares, director of the Future of Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told FOXNews.com.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your "conservative" movement

Ladies and Gentlemen, your "conservative" movement
Most of them are for sale regardless of which side of the political spectrum they pretend to self-identify.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Liberal Fascists in US House Muzzle Debate

Liberal Fascists in US House Muzzle Debate
This is seriously the stuff of which revolutions are made - entrenched elites attempting to stifle debate and prevent the people from having a full airing of the issues. This is a rearguard action from an exhausted ruling class which is afraid of the people they claim to represent. What say you, liberals? Are you for liberty, or slavery?

We The People Stimulus Package [dri]

We The People Stimulus Package - Thomas Paine

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Who's the Materialist? (by Don Boudreaux)

Who's the Materialist? (by Don Boudreaux)
"I want to keep what I earn" is regarded as greedy and unenlightened.
"I want to take what you earn" is regarded as selfless and progressive.

Monday, July 6, 2009

"You are Being Deceived"

"You are Being Deceived"
The sky is not falling; the Earth has been cooling for ten years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists' computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

PJ O'Rourke: Why Politicians Love Trains, Hate Cars

PJ O'Rourke: Why Politicians Love Trains, Hate Cars
Politics itself is nothing more than an attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit. That's the definition of politics.

Thank you, Sarah Palin

Thank you, Sarah Palin

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A WORD ABOUT PUBLIC VIRTUE

A WORD ABOUT PUBLIC VIRTUE

What Does the McCain Campaign Infighting Say About Our Political Leadership?

What Does the McCain Campaign Infighting Say About Our Political Leadership?
The truth is, we all need to look in the mirror and ask: How did we reach this state of affairs? Our political class – elected officials, aides, operatives, journalists - often leads us in new directions, but it also reflects society at large. How much value do people in general now place on traditional notions of integrity, honor, fair play, personal responsibility? Like our political class, many of us can be quick to point fingers at our parents, bosses, leaders, etc. for mistakes. Don’t get me wrong: millions of Americans are hard-working, honorable folks who take personal responsibility very seriously; but are they swimming against the tide? On balance, voters have not been rewarding politicians who have prioritized values such as fiscal conservatism and limited government, which go hand-in-hand with taking responsibility for one’s own actions. If anything, constituents have tended to demand more of the cradle-to-grave nanny state policies that provide short-term benefits to constituent groups but over time erode traditional individualistic values throughout society. It will take a sea change in society for that to change. Playing the blame game and pointing fingers will get us nowhere.

Come On, Media. Time For Outrage.

Come On, Media. Time For Outrage.

Tax and Spend Liberals Trying to Dodge the Fiscal Bullet

Tax and Spend Liberals Trying to Dodge the Fiscal Bullet
If you can’t do it with 30 million people, why should we believe you that you can do it with 300 million?