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.
Friday, July 31, 2009
“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
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
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.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Most of them are for sale regardless of which side of the political spectrum they pretend to self-identify.
Friday, July 17, 2009
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?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Politics itself is nothing more than an attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit. That's the definition of politics.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
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.
If you can’t do it with 30 million people, why should we believe you that you can do it with 300 million?