Skip to comments.Walter E. Williams subs for Rush
Posted on 12/30/2011 12:10:30 PM PST by Finny
I didn't see a Rush thread today ... Walter E. Williams hosted for Rush today, and had Thomas Sowell on as a guest. It was GREAT! My question: was anyone listening when the caller asked Walter about Romney? Just as he was answering the caller, I got interrupted and didn't get to hear!
I love Walter E., and I love Thomas Sowell. It doesn't get any better than hearing the two of them talk politics with each other!
Catch it live stream, 2 hours later on Wham Radio, Rochester, NY
Last Christmas, I got his book "Up From the Projects" for my dad, who's as big a Walter fan as I am. The book is really, really enlightening. Made me like Walter E. Williams even more than I had previously. He was a bit of a rebel! He didn't take crap from anybody.
I can never get my dad Thomas Sowell's books because he always pre-orders them and has them before anybody!!!
He said that the authority to accomplish much of that was from Congress and also said that he was looking to the candidate that most supported the Constitutional principles and also flatly stated that most of our early leaders could not be elected to office in America today!
He then switched to taxing one person to pay for another as a clear violation of the Constitution.
Was only able to listen to the last 10-15 moments of the show and Professor Williams even for that short time, will speak pearls of wisdom.
Happy New Years!
Wow — that was GREAT! Forwarded it to my wise pop. Wow ... Walter E. really explodes a bunch of myths about trade with China. Important reading. THANKS again!
Walter interviewed Thomas Sowell and they talked about Theodore Dalrymples book “Life at the bottom”
It was a great interview.
These guys make so much sense.
Thanks for the report. I expect Walter E. is as disdainful of Romney as I am. And I love it when he goes off on one of my pet peeves, the minimum wage. He and Thomas Sowell talked about it. I sure wish those two guys’ material was required reading in every elementary and high school. One of the things about the way they write, especially Thomas Sowell, is that the language is simple, direct, and even pretty sophisticated concepts are clearly stated. Anyone who understands English can understand the message.
"Anyone who understands English can understand the message." A huge problem today even in the non-immigrant population as "edukashun" is so awful that school children are never taught basic understanding of English words, let alone how to think!
I love to listen to Williams and Sowell talk. They should go on the road.
Dr. Williams understands and has been teaching, speaking, and writing about the tragic consequences of the so-called "progressive" policies which Democrats have inflicted upon Americans--all in the name of "helping" them.
Slavery to government is no better than slavery to individual masters. Yet, the "regressives" continue to buy power and influence by promoting policies that destroy opportunity, prosperity, and freedom for our own and future generations.
I was struck by Walters story of how as a child he worked the trains for $30 a day and how that pissed off Union men making $100.
Then they discussed how minumum wage and child labor laws had removed these opportunity’s from our present society.
Sowell agreed that we have lot’s of strong youth that are barred from working in air conditioned offices today, because it might hurt their delicate emotional state and that they may be abused as beasts of labor
Sowell,Thomas,Dalrymple, Rush et al rightly recognize that Nannyism and making the world want to be treated as victims is in fact cruelty in that it robs men of dignity.
The caller who asked about Romney was saying how smart Romney was and Walter pointed out that the world has been messed up by some very smart people so he put little credence in that. He said it was more important that a President believed in following the Constitution.
Thanks for the report. I agree 100 percent — both are great thinkers. After many years of reading Free Republic, I have concluded that Thomas Sowell is probaby THE most respected and admired conservative among FReepers. Says as much for FR as it does for Sowell, who tops my list of wise conservative thinkers.
He's near the top for me too, but I list him (and Williams) among the greats of history, as well.
There's a black college student who works part-time where I work and we sometimes get into interesting discussions (he's a liberal). I once asked him if he ever read any black conservative commentators and he didn't know there were any! He asked me to name ONE! LOL! I started listing Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Larry Elder, Herman Cain and J.C. Watts. He was incredulous.
What I realised, however, was that if I listed conservative thinkers I admired without regard to race, that black conservatives would be over-represented! I wonder why that is?
Find that student a copy of Dr. Sowell’s book about his own life and give it to him. He might find it highly instructive.
I've noted the same thing. Other black conservatives who reflect the very version of limited government conservatism as taught to me by my dear and wise dad MUCH much much better than ANY other pundit (Rush and Levin being exceptions -- their opinions have always been consistent with conservative principle) include Star Parker, Deroy Murdoch, and Ken Hamblin. I, too, realized that blacks were WAY overrepresented, and came to the conclusion that perhaps something in their American experience instilled the true principles of conservatism in a way that was totally absent among the likes of Hannity, Coulter, Ingraham, Krauthhammer, Kirstol, Savage, etc.
Have you ever heard Larry Elder's dad, or heard Larry talk about him? I swear, his ideas and thinking sounded EXACTLY like my dad, a business owner, restaurateur (for awhile, anyway ... Larry's dad was a restaurant owner), and self-employed entrepreneur. Larry's dad had a lot deeper "tan" than my whitey Norther European pop does, but other than that ... pretty much the same.
Yes. Hopefully, he took my advise about all of them. I'll have to ask next time I see him.
Star Parker is one I forgot to list - she is truly inspiring. Deroy Murdoch and Ken Hamblin are new to me. I'll have to look them up.
Have you ever heard Larry Elder's dad, or heard Larry talk about him?
Unfortunately, no. Larry is not on regularly in St. Louis so I only get to hear him when he subs on another show (and on the web).
I always enjoy it when Walter E Williams hosts the show. I am looking forward to downloading it and listening this weekend.
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