The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.’Thomas Sowell
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
When I was growing up, we were taught the stories of people whose inventions and scientific discoveries had expanded the lives of millions of other people. Today, students are being taught to admire those who complain, denounce and demand.
Today, as in the past, diversity is essentially a fancy word for group quotas. It is one of a number of wholly subjective criteria — such as “leadership” — used to admit students to colleges and universities according to their group membership, rather than according to their individual qualifications.
Mob rule is not democracy. It threatens democracy, as it threatens lives — black or white — and all lives should matter.
Students who are kept out of a college because other students are admitted instead, under racial quotas, obviously lose opportunities they would otherwise have had.
The great promise of socialism is something for nothing. It is one of the signs of today’s dumbed-down education that so many college students seem to think that the cost of their education should — and will — be paid by raising taxes on “the rich.”
At one time, it seemed as if the free world had defeated the world of totalitarian dictatorships twice — first the Nazis and then the Communists. But, with the slow but steady expansion of government control over our lives and the spread of the idea that people who deny “climate change” should be punished as criminals, it seems as if totalitarianism may be winning, after all.
Senator Ted Cruz has a track record that leaves no doubt as to his adherence to conservative principles. And he is as thoroughly versed in the issues facing this country as anyone who has run for President since Ronald Reagan.
…the “advice and consent” provision of the Constitution is a restriction on the President’s power, not an imposition of a duty on the Senate.
Voters have a responsibility too. They might well ask themselves: Do I plan to use my vote to vent my emotions or to try to help save this country?
A scholar specializing in the study of Latin America said that the official poverty level in the United States is the upper middle class in Mexico. The much criticized market economy of the United States has done far more for the poor than the ideology of the left.
– Thomas Sowell (townhall.com)
With an eye on his legacy and his head in the sand, President Barack Obama has given away the store for little in return. He has guaranteed the nuclear proliferation of the middle east, and entrusted an entity whom time and again has proven to be unworthy of trust.
“The United States seems at this moment about to break the record for the worst political blunder of all time, with its Obama administration deal that will make a nuclear Iran virtually inevitable.”
Source: A Historic Catastrophe by Thomas Sowell (townhall.com)
If grand juries are supposed to vote on the basis of what mobs want, instead of on the basis of the evidence that they see — and that the mob doesn’t even want to see — then we forfeit the rule of law and our freedom that depends on it.
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