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Posted on 10/15/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by jazusamo
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state, whether in Western Europe or on this side of the Atlantic.
Economist Edward Lazear has cut through all of Barack Obama's claims about "creating jobs" with one plain and inescapable fact "there hasn't been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office." Whatever number of jobs were created during the Obama administration, more have been lost.
How are children supposed to learn to act like adults, when so much of what they see on television shows adults acting like children?
The know-it-all smirks and condescending laughs of Vice President Joe Biden, when Congressman Paul Ryan was speaking during their debate, were a little much from an administration presiding over economic woes at home and disasters overseas and being caught in lies about both. Like Barack Obama, Joe Biden has all the clever tricks of a politician and none of the wisdom of a statesman.
If you truly believe in the brotherhood of man, then you must believe that blacks are just as capable of being racists as whites are.
One of the most foolish, and most dangerous, things one can do is to take love for granted, instead of nurturing it and safeguarding it as the prize jewel of one's life.
Whenever you hear people talking about "a living Constitution," almost invariably they are people who are in the process of slowly killing it by "interpreting" its restrictions on government out of existence.
Do either Barack Obama or his followers have any idea how many countries during the 20th century set out to "spread the wealth" and ended up spreading poverty instead? At some point, you have to turn from rhetoric, theories and ideologies to facts.
” Economist Edward Lazear has cut through all of Barack Obama’s claims about “creating jobs” with one plain and inescapable fact “there hasn’t been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office.” Whatever number of jobs were created during the Obama administration, more have been lost. “
All a voter needs to know.
” Do either Barack Obama or his followers have any idea how many countries during the 20th century set out to “spread the wealth” and ended up spreading poverty instead? “
All who tried, failed.
Exactly, and that's the first time I've seen anyone say it.
This man wears the mantle of wisdom with a grace and humility most rare among humankind. It is no wonder the democrats and political elite hold him in such contempt. Would that We The People could pay closer attention to his wise offerings gleaned from his unique perspective.
I always look forward to these articles “Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene”. He always has some zingers in them that are real pull-backs on the reins. Thoroughly enjoy them. Thanks for the ping jaz.
” It is no wonder the democrats and political elite hold him in such contempt.”
The left held WFB in contempt, but only a couple of them would debate him. Those who did were murdered.
The left held William Rusher in contempt, and in debates he crushed them all.
Has anyone ever offered to debate Sowell ?
Once again, Dr. Sowell hits one out of the park.
There is video of Sowell crushing Bill Clinton (before clinton became president), to such a degree that clinton resorted to the typical democrat ploy, he lie through his teeth, boldly.
This is something I see a lot about our politicians. Regardless of the political ideology, for some reason, OUR politicians think they can make policies that failed many times elsewhere, work here!!
This is not only collective stupidity, it is arrogance of the highest order.
The Founders were intelligent, thoughtful men who gave us a system that has been the envy of the rest of the world and, yet, we keep electing people who think they can do better. Perhaps we need to elect people who might come close to doing almost as good as what the Founders created instead of morons who don't appreciate the elegance, simplicity and brilliance of the Constitution.
I have an ongoing Google alert for him and there are letters to the editor, mostly name calling that show the lack of reality and knowledge on the writers part, who belittle Dr. Sowell (or at least try to).
It really is pathetic so many elected people keep trying the same things over and over that haven't worked and never will work.
” There is video of Sowell crushing Bill Clinton (before clinton became president), to such a degree that clinton resorted to the typical democrat ploy, he lie through his teeth, boldly.”
What else could Bill do?
The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history. (Sam Clemens)
Sad to say, both quotes are true.
Thanks for the reminder.