When I think of the Untouchables, several things come to mind: Elliot Ness; those poor unfortunate souls caught in the caste system in India; and the leper colonies in the ancient world.
These days, I have a new perspective. I see two new Untouchables. The first are the public sector unions. Fooled and fueled by the pervasive influence of radical socialist ideologues, the…Continue
Many union members strongly disagree with the political and ethical beliefs of their union leadership. I know, I was one of those disagreeable members. I belonged to a public labor union, and later in my career I supervised employees in that same union. My first hand experience was that unions promote mediocrity. Local leadership would remind us not to excel at our job, not to give management any more than they had a right to expect. Many employees followed that advice to an extreme, yet I…Continue
******* Israel has never felt secure at any time in its history as a modern nation. Would the US feel secure if it was surrounded on all sides by nations whose primary purpose in life was to destroy the US and exterminate every last American? Yet we have a President in absolute power whose every action combined with his Secretary of State, is motivated to weaken Israel internally and to foment Arab retaliation against this singularly-democratic, isolated nation. President Obama's actions…Continue
Added by Paul Szemanczky on February 27, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments
If we truly believe in basic individual liberty then we believe in consensual agreements between people and should oppose collective bargaining. When liberty is respected, employees have the right to seek work they desire and employers have the right to hire employees they want. If the conditions of the work are agreeable for both the employer and the employee then the employee will be hired and then retained for as long as the conditions remain agreeable for both the employer and the…Continue
Added by Bill Miller on February 27, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments
Back in 2008 after Barrack Hussein Obama was anointed President of the United States I made two comments to my wife. First I told her; "there will come a day in the not too distant future when you will miss George W. Bush." She rolled her eyes and emphatically told me "no way." A few months later, once she started to get a hint of what was coming under Obama, I asked her; "miss W yet?" Well, my wife would never actually admit to me that I was right, but the look that came over her face…Continue
Wisconsin Capitol protesters disrespect the Veterans Memorial …
Added by Loretta A. Estrella on February 26, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments
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The danger of electing a man with no moral compass is displayed in Obama's decision to stop the Attorney General from advocating in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act. This poses an interesting conundrum.
While we are a nation of laws, we are first a nation of conscience. Because the true sovereign under our system is the individual, the unintended consequence of the necessity for the application of conscience is the potential for anarchy and the expedient to rationalize…Continue
Added by Paul Phaneuf on February 26, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments
I grew up during the civil rights movement. I watched the demonstrations unfold and listened to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. I was a freshman in college. As I look back on the civil rights movement, I believe it has turned into something…Continue
Monday marks the end of Black History Month, and I’ve heard some people carp about black people getting the shortest month of the year. I hope they’re saying this in jest, but you never know.
When I first offered my thoughts on Black History Month, I indicated that I was of two minds on the subject.
On the one hand, a commemoration of our history as separate from that of American history denies us our rightful place alongside our American brothers…Continue
First let me say that I have absolutely nothing against teachers. I think teachers are absolutely wonderful and deserve to be paid well. In going through public school I had three or four superstar, life changing teachers, a collection of excellent teachers, and one bad teacher. While being in the enriched and AP classes may have enhanced my luck with the teachers I had, I do believe most teachers want the best for their students and put in well beyond the minimum required by their…Continue
Russia and US-Russian Relations after the Khodorkovsky Verdict
Added by Loretta A. Estrella on February 25, 2011 at 5:24pm — No Comments
At a recent counter-protest to the union solidarity rally instigated by SEIU in Denver I came face to face with the true issues at hand. The purpose of the rally was to spread the unrest, to widen the discontent, to create the impression that the entire nation…
Added by Publius on February 25, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Added by Walter Pearson on February 25, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments
Hi Folks, On a lighter note, Right Network flew me from my home in Florida to California to appear on their “Poker & Politics” show. I had a blast. Kelsey Grammer of “Frasier” fame launched the new conservative entertainment network.
Thought y'all would enjoy watching the show.…Continue