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The Real State of the Union

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Hmmm…

Non Sequitur

The Poignancy of the Picture…

18 Jan 2012 1 comment

…in which the irony drips from the page:

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Points to Ponder

17 Jan 2012 1 comment

(Courtesy of Patriot Post; with emphases added)

The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence:  Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects — his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.

–American economist Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993)

It takes a person of great character and self-control to continually imbibe and mouth the mantras of the left — that everyone on the right is sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, islamophobic, racist and bigoted — and not become a meaner human being. If I believed just about everyone with left-wing views was despicable, I would be meaner, too. In a previous column, I wrote about Thomas Friedman making one of the classic anti-Semitic libels when he wrote that the reason the Senate and the House gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing ovations was because ‘that ovation was bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.’ How does a Jew write an anti-Semitic libel? Because he’s on the left. That was the reason Rep. Andre Carson said that members of Congress who support the Tea Party want to see blacks ‘hanging on a tree.’ Because he’s on the left. Leftists’ meanness toward those with whom they differ has no echo on the normative right. Those on the left need to do some soul-searching. Because as long as they continue to believe that people on the right are not merely wrong but vile, they will get increasingly mean. The problem for the left, however, is that the moment it stops painting the right as vile, it has to argue the issues.

–radio talk-show host Dennis Prager

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The True Foundation of Socialism

The two quotes below amply expand upon the title of this post.  (Emphases added.)

From economist Walter E. Williams:

If a person without health insurance finds himself in need of costly medical care, let’s investigate just how might that care be provided. There are not too many of us who’d suggest that we get the money from the tooth fairy or Santa Claus. That being the case, if a medically indigent person receives medical treatment, it must be provided by people. There are several possible methods to deliver the services. One way is for people to make voluntary contributions or for medical practitioners to simply treat medically indigent patients at no charge. I find both methods praiseworthy, laudable and, above all, moral. Another way to provide those services is for Congress to use its power to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of another. … I’d personally find such a method of providing medical services offensive and immoral, simply because I find the forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another, what amounts to slavery, in violation of all that is decent. … I share James Madison’s vision, articulated when Congress appropriated $15,000 to assist some French refugees in 1794. Madison stood on the floor of the House to object, saying, ‘I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents,’ adding later that ‘charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.’ This vision of morality, I’m afraid, is repulsive to most Americans.

And then from columnist J. K. Gregg:

Jeffersonian liberty, the bedrock of America’s founding, rests on the idea that individuals are means to their own ends, never the ends of others; that individuals should be free to engage in voluntary acts of mutual agreement with each other; and that they deserve that which they produce. Progressivism represents the antithesis of these simple concepts. It’s dawning on the American polity during the turn of the nineteenth century brought about structural changes that gave rise to iniquitous lobbying that dominates politics even to this day; to the administrative state that continues to circumvent natural economic forces; and to a fundamentally new and perverted definition of liberty and America’s founding philosophy. President Obama has endorsed this Progressivism, and should be held accountable for those ideas.

Ah, yes…THE Election Strategy

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

For those who have read A Brave New 1984, you know that the above strategy is amply aided and abetted by the fact that we’ve let liberals teach our children for so long that our country is currently possessed of a cerebral mind-rot of epic proportions.  And please note that many of the current crop of main stream media pundits are a product of this public edjamacation.