After this nonsensical spending bill it’s obvious that Democrats won’t just be “leading as the minority” other than in name; they’ll just be leading, period.
The GOP has – not once – acted as the majority party since they returned from the wilderness in 1994. Nor have they forced the Democrats to act as the minority We the People have made them. When the Senate was 50-50 with Bush (tiebreaker) in the WH, the GOP gave the Democrats 50% of the Chairs. Can you imagine Democrats doing this? Of course not.
The GOP doesn’t even know how this game is […] Continue Reading
I’ve been on the front lines of those ridiculing the idea that torture doesn’t work (really? How’d we find bin ladin?), saying that I would do just about anything were the lives of my family – or the life of my country – in danger made imminent by a person shackled in front of me, and that waterboarding isn’t “torture” (if it isn’t enormous pain or disfigurement, it isn’t ‘torture,’ and getting wet isn’t torture).
I have supported EIT as I have understood it.
I also have supported the release of the Feinstein report. Why? Because I believe in the […] Continue Reading
Two Grand Juries this week report conclusions on a Black man dying at the hands of police.
Was Brown a legit shooting? Sure seems the case. Even the witnesses have testified he tried to grab Wilson’s gun, ran away and then charged back. Dude was 6’4″, 294# and inarguably violent and lawless – just look at his robbery video. I’d venture that ANYONE with a gun would have shot a head-down, charging Brown, regardless of race.
Was the killing of Garner legit? Hard to see how it possibly could have been, regardless of the Grand Jury and columnists on the […] Continue Reading
America’s controversial defense budget is not understood either by the majority of the Left who hate it, or the majority of the Right who accept it unquestioningly. But it is big – too-big – and growing. And for no good reason.
A complete lack of education of the American voter leads most to assume our DoD costs are for America, alone. This leads to ignorant statements such as, “America spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.” Well – yeah. That’s because we DEFEND the next ten countries combined, absent Russia & China, and a whole host more.[…] Continue Reading
So much ink has been spilt and so many electrons spun over Ferguson that additional comment seemed heretofore unnecessary. Given the place our society accords attorneys, however, I cannot but respond to childishness masquerading as thoughtfulness by a Yale student who sees his future in law.
While his is an interesting column, it represents fundamentally sloppy thinking, and so is surprising from a law school student who is being trained – one hopes – in critical thinking above all else.
First: Yes, the cops are overmilitarized and often out of control. Publications from National Review to the Nation have […] Continue Reading
America is not just a geography. It’s not just a country. It’s an idea. It’s the Enlightenment, the Renaissance and the Industrial Age. It’s the Space Age & the Information Age. It’s modern computing & communications, transportation & manufacturing, medicine and agriculture. It is Individual Liberty and Personal Freedom.
Above all else, America is the Rule of Law. For only law can provide the benefits that created America.
America began as the only nation in which Law superseded family, connections, birth, tradition or caste. America became the powerhouse it is because of the Rule of Law. Not because of race […] Continue Reading
Assad may again be gassing the locals. What to do about it?
The US overthrowing local strongmen (a bipartisan effort that made everything worse: Saddam, Ghaddafi, Mubarak, and one more) in the naïve Western belief / projection that these autocracies would become liberal democracies is the root of nearly all global fighting. The tap root of global islamist terror comes from the same seed: Carter (D) enabling the overthrow of the Shah – and the return of Khomeini and sharia to the world. Why? Carter looked into his eyes and saw a “Man of God.” Carter just failed to ask, […] Continue Reading
Daily it becomes more difficult to believe any working brain cells exist in DC. Or over in VA at the Pentagon.
America has this cohort of incredibly naive and ignorant people called “Democrats.” These people actually believe that providing food and medical aid to an enemy killing our people, fighting AGAINST the military aid and weaponry we provide to THEIR enemy, is a good idea.
You know that old saw, “That which doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”?
We are strengthening our enemies. We are making THEM stronger.
YOUR tax dollars are providing food and medical aid to ISIS. […] Continue Reading
Is GOP leadership beginning to awaken from the White slumber in which they have somnambulated since the Depression, when they lost the minority vote? Be nice to think so. This ad in Colorado is a great start – but it’s only a start.
I wrote this blog post a few years back, noting that if the GOP were intelligent on immigration they could capture both the Hispanic and the Black vote, probably for generations. But the GOP is so fundamentally, enormously, appallingly, stupendously, hugeaciously stupid, that the odds are….?
The party of Old White Guys & Dolls who still believe […] Continue Reading
Libs love to talk about root causes. Normally it absolves them from accepting personal responsibility for the problems caused by their policies – they just change the subject and blame some larger, undefinable, amorphous group. The root cause of American decline sits in every American community: the teachers at your local school. Liberals have owned all major metro school districts since FDR, and all are worse. Newsflash: It isn’t the buildings.
Start with Critical Thinking – you know, what’s required to vote intelligently. Life is not multiple choice. It’s an essay. As long as K-12 teachers only test multiple choice […] Continue Reading