Random Thoughts for the New Year

Pages: 1 2

Anyone who studies the history of ideas should notice how much more often people on the political left, more so than others, denigrate and demonize those who disagree with them — instead of answering their arguments.

The wisest and most knowledgeable human being on the planet is utterly incompetent to make even 10 percent of the consequential decisions that have to be made in a modern nation.

Yet all sorts of people want to decide how much money other people can make or keep, and to micro-manage how other people live their lives.

The real egalitarians are not the people who want to redistribute wealth to the poor, but those who want to extend to the poor the ability to create their own wealth, to lift themselves up, instead of trying to tear others down. Earning respect, including self-respect, is better than being a parasite.

Of all the arguments for giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, the most foolish is the argument that we can’t find and expel all of them. There is not a law on the books that someone has not violated, including laws against murder, and we certainly have not found and prosecuted all the violators — whether murderers or traffic law violators. But do we then legalize all the illegalities we haven’t been able to detect and prosecute?

In the 1920s, Congressman Thomas S. Adams referred to “the ease with which the income tax may be legally avoided” but also said some Congressmen “so fervently believe that the rich ought to pay 40 or 50 per cent of their incomes” in taxes that they would rather make this a law, even if the government would get more revenue from a lower tax rate that people actually pay. Some also prefer class warfare politics that brings in votes, if not revenue.

Can you imagine a man who had never run any kind of organization, large or small, taking it upon himself to fundamentally change all kinds of organizations in a huge and complex economy? Yet that is what Barack Obama did when he said, “We are going to change the United States of America!” This was not “The Audacity of Hope.” It was the audacity of hype.

Freedom Center pamphlets now available on Kindle: Click here.

Pages: 1 2

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    Very good article. Since Obama is so supportive of electric cars, and coal produces the electricity that runs those cars, then why, oh why, is Obama trying so hard to destroy the coal industry?! Very little of what Obama(and the Left in general) has done makes any sense; unless you realiize that he's trying to weaken and destroy America.

  • Amused

    Great meandering nonsense for the New Year .Oh wait …."Random meandering nonsense" . Thoughts ??? No , just the same old Repo/Con memes , handwringing and whining .

    • Don Kosloff

      You view thought as nonsense because you are incapable of rational thought and thus are incapable of understanding cause and effect, and other realities. In some such cases, a mind may be improved. I hope that is the case for your lame brain. Please seek help.

  • StephenD

    You have twice made mention of the crux of the matter in this country.
    “What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social Justice.”

    “Some also prefer class warfare politics that brings in votes, if not revenue.”

    So why not restrict the right to vote to those that pay into the system? That is not to say if you don’t pay taxes you are “less than” but merely that you should have no say on how taxes are spent if you don’t contribute to them. Immediately we’d see a change in behavior from Congress. When their “voter base” dries up and they have to actually be accountable for their actions, we may see some real austerity for a change.

  • Amused

    Nice diversion StephenD , but they'reall taking our taxes and spending them on their Pork . The raelity here is that the money they are really taking [for their own enrichment ] is coming gfrom those who qwould buy favorable legislation , and not necessarrily for the good of the country but for their own greedy agendas .
    The term " class warfare " which btw was launched by the Republicans , is simply a diversion to hide the fact that political contributions /for legislation favorable to the donor/lobbyists is really at the heart of the matter . And a more evenly distributed taxing method , goes against the wishes of their 'donors " . After all they paid good money for legislation in their favor .

  • http://www.yesstyle.com/en/men.html chinese shirts

    This article is what I've been looking for and I'm so impressed on how you build up this kind of site.I'm about to make my own site too and I got some ideas from you:)