If you listened to “Monday’s KaibCast: The Impossible Dream” (10/17), you would have learned that I am supporting Herman Cain for President. I am a political junkie who is sick of politics. America needs a principled, well-spoken leader to challenge the President, not some opportunistic shape shifter, psychopathic child hoarder, or incoherent cowboy. While any of those are preferable to an ideological wealth-destroyer and redistributionist, the GOP can do better.
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“My Creed” by Dean Alfange
I was given a card a few years back when I had dinner at the Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs. On the back was a nice statement that I think sums up everything that America is about. And believe it or not, it was written by an American liberal and labor activist.
“I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon. I seek to develop whatever talents God gave me—not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any earthly master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say – ‘This, with God’s help, I have done.’ All this is what it means to be an American.”
The following is a paper that I wrote for an intro to political theory college class, and because I’m lazy, it is this week’s edition of THE TRUTH! My T.A. enjoyed it. So will you.
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Karl Marx and John Locke are among the world’s greatest philosophers, yet their ideas about the world and how it should work are just about completely opposite from each other. Marx is anti-religion, anti-free market, and pro-beard, while Locke is pro-religion (with exceptions), pro-free market, and anti-beard. Putting the facial hair issue aside, it is clear from the evidence that Locke’s ideas are far superior and more practical.
We must be in trouble. Donald Trump is a notorious attention grabber. He wants as much publicity as possible, no matter what he does. He inserts himself into every story, from the ground zero mosque to the President’s birth certificate.
Now, he’s apparently running for President. For the last few weeks, he’s gone on every show that would have him: Fox & Friends, Morning Joe, The View, the O’Reilly Factor, etc. Next he’ll be showing up on Shatner’s Raw Nerve.
This past week provided me with two great examples of liberal media hypocrisy. I will rant about them for this week’s edition of The Truth. First, the Huffington Post, after receiving complaints from far-left/quasi-Marxist organization Color of Change, announced that conservative Andew Breitbart’s articles would no longer be featured on the front page of the site, due to Breitbart’s ad hominem attacks on far-left 9/11 truther (and former Obama “green jobs” advisor) Van Jones.
Second, Jon Stewart interviewed Fox News anchor Bret Baier and showed an ignorance of Fox News programming. Like all Fox-haters, he’s only seen a few clips on Media Matters (a far-left media “watchdog” funded by evil billionaire George Soros). Stewart’s interview wasn’t very hypocritical, but he often criticizes the media for doing things that he does himself. Rather than man up, he hides behind the “but I’m a comedian” curtain that somehow allows him to be a hypocrite without getting in trouble for it.
So first up, the Breitbart story. For those who don’t know him, Andrew Breitbart is an internet media entrepreneur who’s started popular sites like Big Government and Big Journalism. He also worked with liberal Arianna Huffington to develop her website.
So the world is finally doing something about Gaddafi’s murderous rampage against his country’s rebels (and many innocent civilians). I’ve recently stated that Obama had two options when the killing began. He could have asserted that America would do nothing because it isn’t our problem, or he could have taken action to stop the killing. Instead, he did neither, taking a politically safe position by calling the violence “unacceptable” but doing little more. This is classic Obama. Throughout his legislative career, he failed to take a firm stand on issues and, instead of voting yea or nay, voted present.
In the absence of American leadership, the world has taken action following a U.N. Security Council vote that authorized a no-fly zone and strikes on Gaddafi’s air defenses. This is, of course, after the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocents. Great timing, morons.
The Washington Post‘s resident debt-denier E.J. Dionne, whose two-letter name makes him sound smarter than he really is, recently took to the pages of WaPo, as it is called in “cool” circles, to show that America isn’t really broke. Peter Tucci, writing for The Daily Caller, or TheDC, as we “cool” people like to call it, proves that Mr. Dionne has his entire head up his ass:
The other day, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne wrote a column in which he posed the question, “What if we’re not broke?” Dionne concluded that we’re not actually broke and that “a phony metaphor [the idea that we’re broke] is being used to hijack the nation’s political conversation and skew public policies to benefit better-off Americans and hurt most others.”
Dionne might as well have written a column posing the question, “What if the moon landings never really happened?” or “What if LBJ was behind JFK’s assassination?” because, as it turns out, we’re broke by any conventional meaning of the term “broke.”
This year the federal government will collect $2.17 trillion and spend $3.82 trillion. In other words, the federal government is spending 76% more than it’s taking it. Last year the federal government spent 49% more than it took in. Our national debt is fast approaching 100% of our GDP, and our unfunded and underfunded liabilities — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — now total more than $66 trillion. If the federal government were a company, it would have a negative net worth of $45 trillion.