Let freedom ring.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Let freedom ring.
. . . Tea Party groups have said they want to focus on fiscal conservatism and not risk alienating people by talking about religion or social issues . . .
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
"Social Security abolition would push perhaps 13 million elderly Americans into destitution."
(See "Why the Tea Party is toxic for the GOP.")
Gerson, and statists like him, think so little of the American people that he believes we would let 13 million Americans starve to death in the streets if the government did not compel us to subsidize Social Security. Statists of all stripe believe that humanity is base, immoral, greedy, heartless and cold.
Statists believe that but for the enlightened ones, like them, making us all commit "good deeds" through government force, we'd callously step over dying old folks in the street on the way to our jobs on Wall Street.
I'm sure Gerson sees us all twirling our moustaches as we laughed at dying old ladies in alley ways.
Libertarians know that if we didn't have to pay 14% of our income toward Social Security, there would be fewer destitute elderly people; there would be more private money to assist the remaining destitute; and that there is no worse tyranny than forcing someone to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it is good for him.
"It would be a healthy exercise for every politician to look in the mirror every morning and remind himself that he holds office only because, in a two-man race against another mediocrity, a modest majority of those half-informed people who imagined that their votes mattered reckoned that he was the lesser evil. And they weren't too sure about that."
-- Joseph Sobran
This was today's quote from DownsizeDC. Sign up for their email at DownsizeDC.org.
Monday, August 23, 2010
The popular conception that Hitler was a man of the right is grounded in a rich complex of assumptions and misconceptions about what constitutes left and right, terms that get increasingly slippery the more you try to nail them down.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
"... e-mail says Williams, as a Cabinet member under then-Gov. Bill Owens, privately opposed the referendums but had to support them publicly because her boss did."
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Maes must work to beat Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper on the Democratic side as Tom Tancredo steals votes that would normally go to the Republican...
Funny thing, though: Entitlement programs seem to grow almost as fast when Republicans are in charge as when Democrats rule the roost. Go figure.