Random thoughts on our current situation

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 11:31 a.m.CDT

Random thoughts:

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 this 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?

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.

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.

I am so old that I can remember when liberals were liberal — instead of being intolerant of anything and anybody that is not politically correct.

People who complain about “negative” campaign ads miss the point. It is perfectly legitimate to criticize your opponent. The question is whether the ads are about serious things that matter to the future of this country, and whether they are telling the truth or lying.

If you believe Barack Obama and others who oppose what they call “tax cuts for the rich,” you might want to consider what the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said: “You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts.” If you want to see some documented facts about tax rates and tax revenues, there is a box titled “Tax Cuts” on my web site.

I have never known a word to become absolute dogma, without a speck of evidence, the way “diversity” has.

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