Friday, November 30, 2012

Why I have Given Up The Fight

“Forty-nine percent of young respondents gave a favorable rating to socialism, and while only 24 percent of whites viewed socialism favorably, 55 percent of blacks did and 44 percent of Hispanics did.”  Pew Poll 


In America.  

Who would have ever thought it possible? 

The only thing that can save us now is severe economic pain.
Give Obama everything he wants, and do it as soon as possible, so everyone who voted for him can see what his policies bring.
Massive debt, massive unemployment, social strife, hunger, severe inflation, extremely high interest rates, the collapse of the dollar, stock market crash and, finally, economic collapse.
Let the games begin!
We'll come in after the crash, when we finally have everyone's attention, and clean up the mess by applying the very principles that made us the greatest country in human history.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

When Work is Punished

Exactly two years ago, some of the more politically biased progressive media outlets (who are quite adept at creating and taking down their own strawmen arguments, if not quite as adept at using an abacus, let alone a calculator) took offense at our article "In Entitlement America, The Head Of A Household Of Four Making Minimum Wage Has More Disposable Income Than A Family Making $60,000 A Year." In it we merely explained what has become the painful reality in America: for increasingly more it is now more lucrative - in the form of actual disposable income - to sit, do nothing, and collect various welfare entitlements, than to work. This is graphically, and very painfully confirmed, in the below chart from Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (a state best known for its broke capital Harrisburg). As quantitied, and explained by Alexander, "the single mom is better off earnings gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045."

We realize that this is a painful topic in a country in which the issue of welfare benefits, and cutting (or not) the spending side of the fiscal cliff, have become the two most sensitive social topics. Alas, none of that changes the matrix of incentives for most Americans who find themselves in a comparable situation: either being on the left side of minimum US wage, and relying on benefits, or move to the right side at far greater personal investment of work, and energy, and... have the same disposable income at the end of the day.

Naturally, the topic of wealth redistribution is paramount one now that America is entering the terminal phase of its out of control spending, and whose response to hike taxes in a globalized, easily fungible world, will merely force more of the uber-wealthy to find offshore tax jurisdictions, avoid US taxation altogether, and thus result to even lower budget revenues for the US. It explains why the cluelessly incompetent but supposedly impartial Congressional Budget Office just released a key paper titled "Share of Returns Filed by Low- and Moderate-Income Workers, by Marginal Tax Rate, Under 2012 Law" which carries a chart of disposable income by net income comparable to the one above.

But perhaps the scariest chart in the entire presentation is the following summarizing the unsustainable welfare burden on current taxpayers:

  • For every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance
  • For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government.

The punchline: 110 million privately employed workers; 88 million welfare recipients and government workers and rising rapidly.

And since nothing has changed in the past two years, and in fact the situation has gotten progressively (pardon the pun) worse, here is our conclusion on this topic from two years ago:

We have been writing for over a year, how the very top of America's social order steals from the middle class each and every day. Now we finally know that the very bottom of the entitlement food chain also makes out like a bandit compared to that idiot American who actually works and pays their taxes. One can only also hope that in addition to seeing their disposable income be eaten away by a kleptocratic entitlement state, that the disappearing middle class is also selling off its weaponry. Because if it isn't, and if it finally decides it has had enough, the outcome will not be surprising at all: it will be the same old that has occurred in virtually every revolution in the history of the world to date.

But for now, just stick head in sand, and pretend all is good. Self-deception is now the only thing left for the entire insolvent entitlement-addicted world.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Friendly Advice

Here's some friendly advice I received from a friend after the Nov 6th election when I asked him what we grassroots Conservatives did wrong...

You didn't go wrong, but perhaps there is a very important place that you didn't go.

Real life, a great deal of which is implemented via economic means, isn't just politics.

Yes, politics can have a horribly destructive effect on real life and the productive economic activities that make it possible.

Your actions, no matter how wise and vigorous, will have a very limited effect on politics.

That is also true in regards to the economy in general but not true with respect to your particular and personal economic activities.

Analyze the economic and social consequences of the Keynesian and collectivistic idiocies in Washington and in the State capital nearer you, and spend at least as much critical thought and effort as you spent on politics trying to figure out how you can be more safe and productive over the coming years as more and more sh*t inevitably hits the fan.

What happens to someone else doesn't necessarily have to happen to you.

Some places will be safer and more free than others.

Some places will offer better economic opportunities than others.

Some types of productive work will fare better than others.

Spend at least as much time and effort thinking about how you personally fit into the economy and society (especially local society). Where do you want to be five, ten, twenty years from now, and what do you want to be doing?

Your choices, decisions, and actions will have a far greater effect on you and your family than they will on national politics. Allocate your thinking and efforts accordingly. When the OPM (Other Peoples' Money) runs low, where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing to earn your living? May you have the wisdom to understand what you can change and what you can't.

I Was Wrong

The following anonymous lament pretty much says it all...

Well, it's official; I don't know anything.

I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.

I was wrong.

I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbent's neck, sinking him.

I was wrong.

I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to still be fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system) would be cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and elect someone who would at least try to make improvements.

I was wrong.

I thought that now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about our first black president had come to light, voters would reject a man so dangerously at odds with the American experience.

I was wrong.

I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something.

I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events, contrasted with the lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something.

I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of trinkets like cell phones or even big shiny lies like 'free health care'.

I was wrong.

Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would support a president who left his (our) people to die at the hands of our enemies overseas without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in real time for over two weeks, then lie about the lie for another month.

I was wrong.

I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.

I was wrong.

We were offered the clearest choice we've has since 1980, where we had malaise and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the other. Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the choice was between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new normal and a guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities.

We chose to stay broken. And Broke.

Maybe I'm wrong about the ramifications of this choice. Maybe windmills will actually turn out to be a viable energy source. Maybe America diminished will be loved overseas. Maybe a nuclear Iran won't be a threat. Maybe Israel is over reacting. Maybe western civilization was always over rated. Maybe life under sharia is fun. Maybe when the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention of ever paying back that $16,000,000,000,000.00 (and counting) that we've borrowed from them, they won't devalue the dollar, causing hyper inflation here at home. Maybe China will just keep on giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments and marriageable daughters as payment.

I've watched my candidate lose elections before but I've never felt the way I did when this one was called for Obama.

It wasn't bitterness or sadness or even disappointment. It took me a while to figure out what it was. Then it hit me; it was horror.

Pure, unadulterated horror.

Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about us, the American people, that we chose this.

It shouldn't have even been close. Faced with the choice between taking charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted to get high and have sex. We re elected a guy who doesn't understand that a growing economy that creates more tax payers will bring in more revenue than higher taxes. A Commander in Chief who doesn't know our military still uses bayonets. A man who wants to control the economy without even knowing the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation. It was one thing to elect an unknown quantity, buying his line of 'Hope and Change'. It's something else to deliberately choose his failed policies over someone who has actually achieved success in life. I never dreamed America would do that.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy!

Goodbye, recovery.

Goodbye, energy independence.

Goodbye, religious liberty.

Goodbye, liberty and justice for all.

Goodbye, America dream.

It profits a man nothing to lose his soul for the whole world but we threw ours away for cell phones and birth control pills.

In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to the plate three times and saved the rest of the world from fascism, nazism and communism. We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue.

Now, we've gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills, alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from our own natural resources thrown away our children's birthright and spent their inheritance.

And we did it on purpose.

When the wolf is at the door (and he's coming, yelling 'Allahu Akbar') we're going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue.

On the bright side, maybe it'll all turn out great. After all, I don't know anything.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Moral Imperative: Sandwiches & Wagons

Dinesh DeSouza demolishes the so-called moral superiority of liberalism...

We Have Lost

This superb piece was written by an anonymous individual who speaks for all of us who feel betrayed...

The most productive people, the small business owners, the entrepreneurs and the honest wage earners of America are so demoralized right now I am not sure we will recover as a country.  We have lost the most important election of our lifetime and did so after giving our best effort, spent the most money ever and worked the hardest we have ever worked.   

The very people that America needs the most to generate a real recovery now have the least motivation to do so and worse, lack the confidence necessary to even justify the effort.

We opposed a foe that was so obviously incompetent, corrupt and inept in leadership we really expected a landslide victory and a redeeming mandate to return the nation to conservative values. 
Instead what we got was a harsh slap in the face by an American public telling us it is not like us and it does not any longer believe in what we believe in. As a country we are hopelessly divided by a malignant polarization approaching that similar to the time around the civil war.  
Our side will not march in the streets; nevertheless the rebellion, protests and resistance will be just as determined but more subtle.  The American can-do spirit, our optimism, our traditional dependence on our own ingenuity is now mere kindling on the advancing flame of an insidious yet steadily advancing socialism.
Those of us who create real jobs, invest our capital, our fortunes and take the risks to build America, feel betrayed.

The fundamentals of honest effort and hard work rendering the rewards associated with capitalism seem now like a cruel joke. We are now a targeted enemy not to be governed but coerced into submission by a lazy, corrupt, vindictive, arrogant government that is out for revenge, redistribution and to add a final insult, one we find too morally bankrupt to lead.  
The usual safeguards for a democracy found in a vibrant independent press have lost any semblance of objectivity and instead have joined a side. What used to be principled independent reporters have morphed into dishonest pundits, spewing a disgusting relentless partisan bile that neither informs nor educates. They are shallowly manipulated by the political marketers to the point their words lack meaning. The "fourth branch" of government has become nothing more than an empty cathode ray irradiating a mind-numbed audience like a repetitive Beavus & Butthead rerun.

We have elected a President who not only feels we did not work for what we have but feels we do not deserve it either. 
Had it gone the other way, Obama supporters would have torched America. Instead they will now legitimately consume it by gnawing at the soft underbelly of what was once her prosperity.   

Our Judeo-Christian culture now having as much meaning as a three-minute YouTube video.  It is, however, as the Bible had forewarned, ours is a world turning over where good is bad, and bad is good.   
God help us all...

-- Anonymous

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Death of Democracy in America

After the election results on Nov 6th, my thoughts turned to Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited America over 200 years ago and wrote the book entitled Democracy in America...

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America, as an idea, died on November 6th, 2012. We are now on the fast track toward tyranny.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You Own It

The election is over, and this is my message to those who voted for Obama 

Congratulations to the Democrats and all young people, you now own it.  

The next terrorist attack, you own it.  

Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.  

A bleak employment picture for all unemployed and underemployed the next four years, you own it. 

Several part time jobs instead of one good job, you own it.  

A sputtering economy for the next four years, you own it. 

Stock market crash, you own it. 

Skyrocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.  

A nuclear Iran, you own it.  

Bowing to Putin in Russia, you own it.  

Another severe recession, you own it.  

A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.  

Out of control illegal immigration, you own it.

Amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, you own it.

Trouble getting good health care, you own it.

Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.

No budget, you own it.

Out of control spending, you own it.

Another trillion of debt, you own it.

More “Quantitative Easing”, you own it.

Out of control inflation, you own it.

Our allies mistrust us, you own it.

More Benghazi situations, you own it.

No one willing to join the military, you own it.

Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.

More dependency on food stamps, you own it.

A World Government, you own it.

The UN governing the United States, you own it.

A House of Representatives that won’t bring any legislation to the table because it’s dead on arrival, you own it.

China controlling our world trade and trampling all over us, you own it.

Loss of our freedoms as we have known them in the past, you own it.

A dictatorship instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.

Capitalism shackled by regulations and increased taxes, you own it.

Crony capitalism the new norm, you own it.

Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.

Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it.

More government corruption and lies, you own it.

More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it.

Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it.

Voting for revenge instead of love of country, you own it.

Voting for the guy who promised you free stuff, you own it.

Traditional American values replaced with socialist/Marxist values, you own it. 

Romney has been defeated, George Bush is out of the picture now, and you have nobody left to blame.

Congratulations, you own it. 

Good luck.

There…I feel better, and now I’m done.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Obama's America: The Next Four Years

Coal Industry
"So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."
Energy Costs
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

"In the long term Obama is going to need to raise taxes on more than just the rich." 
- Len Burman, author of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know

Gas Prices
“Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” ($9-$10/Gal) - Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy

Financial Crisis
"I think what's going to happen is going to be a currency crisis, a sovereign debt crisis. It's going to be the same thing that is happening in Europe, including Greece, but it's going to be a lot worse."  - Peter Schiff, CEO Euro Pacific Capital

Under Obama,  Schiff expects to see a huge buildup of government debt — to $20 trillion in two  years from $16 trillion currently. This crisis will be accompanied by higher unemployment, higher inflation, higher food and energy prices and higher interest rates, Schiff maintains.

The Economy
"We are becoming a nation of economic deadbeats and social parasites. Mr. Obama has forged a new redistributionist order: Tax consumers are devouring the wealth of taxpaying producers. In the process, he is breeding an army — a vast electoral pool — of government dependents. Soon, America will hit the tipping point at which the productive classes are outnumbered — and outvoted — by the nonproductive ones. Our decline will be inexorable and inevitable. The result is a country on the verge of fiscal bankruptcy." - Jeff Kuhner, Washington Times

"This new law will reduce some employers' health care costs by as much as 3,000%" - Barack Obama

If Obama gets his way, there will not be alternative private sector health insurance businesses. They'll be out of business.  The only place you'll be able to go is one of these state exchanges where you will put into a giant pool with everybody else that essentially will be run from Washington.  That's what's ahead of us.  And with a $2 trillion cost instead of $940 billion, you can imagine what tax rates will do, given the way Democrats operate. - Rush Limbaugh

Jim Kouri writes that nearly two dozen new tax increases will be levied under Obamacare, many of them hidden from the American people.

And there are 16,000 new IRS agents just waiting to put a hold on your income tax refund until you can prove that you have health insurance. If you don't, they will keep your refund and if it doesn't meet the federal government's minimum requirements they will garnish your wages to cover the difference. Welcome to ObamaCare!

Foreign Policy
"This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

The potential cuts would be from a current treaty limit of 1,550 deployed strategic warheads. A level of 300 deployed strategic nuclear weapons would take the U.S. back to levels not seen since 1950 when the nation was ramping up production in an arms race with the Soviet Union. - Newsmax 2/14/12

Yes, He Can and Yes, He Is Going To...
“We are days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”

Buckle up America, we're about to go over a cliff...

And this may be our last hope: You Have Two Years To Live


You Have Two Years To Live

Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 09 November 2012

An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress

Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect -

Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th.  You need to know what's in store for you.

To put it bluntly, you have two years to live.  Politically live as the House Majority, that is.  You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia.  Your chances of retaining your majority in 2014 are 0%.

The question is:   what are you going to do with these two years?  Realize that the political outcome will be the same no matter what you do.  While many of you may individually survive and be reelected in 2014, collectively your majority will be gone and you'll all be just minority schmucks.

So if you plan to cringe, compromise, and cooperate with the gangsters just to be reelected as a minority schmuck, why not just quit now, resign and collect your pension - rather than continue a charade in order to keep your perks of power for a little while longer, and all that while you'll have to look into the mirror every morning and see a coward?

Why not, then, see someone of courage in that mirror instead?  There is a power that only you - a majority of members of the House - have that neither the Senate, the President nor any of his agencies, nor even the Supreme Court has.  If you choose to exercise it, you will be feared and respected, instead of being Obama's poodles. 

But far more importantly, you will have done your patriotic duty to protect your country from the lethal damage Obama is poised to inflict upon it.

The power the House Majority uniquely has is the Other Golden Rule:   He who has the gold, makes the rules. Article I Section 7 of the Constitution states it very clearly and without ambiguity: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."

The President with his Executive Orders and multitude of agencies and departments, Harry Reid's Senate, the Supreme Court, no part of the vast US Federal Government has the Constitutional authority to spend a dime that you don't give them.   You all, of course, know this.  What is required of you now is to act on it.

The day after the Catastrophe of November 6, Harry Reid loudly proclaimed that the Federal Government will soon require the debt ceiling raised another $2.4 trillion - and that when the time comes to do so,
"We'll raise it."

The question to ask Mr. Reid is:   "What do you mean ‘we,' kemosabe?" Harry and every other Senator has no say in the matter.  If you, the House Majority do not vote to raise the debt ceiling, it is not raised, no matter what temper tantrums Harry or the President have or threats they make.

Right now, as you read this, your children and grandchildren - in fact,
every single American under 18 - is saddled with over $216,000 of federal debt they will be expected to pay off.  They can't, they won't, and it is immoral in the extreme to expect them to. Their debt has to be defaulted upon.  The way to start is to refuse to raise the debt ceiling.

Just to be clear - when I say you have two years left to live politically, that's a best case scenario.   Unless you roll over and become Obama's poodles, being a Republican Congressman will be the most dangerous job in America. 

You will get death threats, so many you'll lose count, and there may well be actual attempts on your life.  The CorruptMedia will oppo-research every hidden nook and cranny of your life to smear and expose whatever dirt they can find on you.

You must understand that America now has a government run by gangsters - by crooks, thieves, looters, and thugs who will be utterly ruthless in ruining you if you try to be in their way.  Putin's Russia, Chavez's Venezuela, has come to America.

So if you don't have the courage to band together and stand up to them, quit now. They can't spend money you don't give them.  They will do whatever it takes, legal or illegal, to force you to give it to them.

If you can't say No to raising the debt ceiling, if you can't Defund Obamacare and the EPA and Obama's Executive Orders, if you can't refuse to appropriate money for more Food Stamps and Obama's crony capitalist subsidies, quit now. 

But if you can say No, if you can Defund, then you will be heroes to at least half of America, the half that stands for honesty, decency, and protecting our children's future.  Make us proud or be gone.  This is your chance to be heroes - or to be schmucks.  Make these next two years the time you live up to the character and courage of America's Founders.

Right now, history has chosen you to be America's only hope to avoid her falling into destitution and tyranny.   Live up to it.  It will take more courage than you ever thought it possible for you to have.  Reach inside for the best within you.  America's future depends on it.  The weight of history is on your shoulders.  Stand up straight and accept the burden.

Jack Wheeler
Editor, To The Point
[Dr. Wheeler, a former senior staffer in the Reagan administration, gives his permission and strongly urges that you send the above letter to all Republican House members in your district and state. His  strategy  may very well be America's last hope.]

Sunday, November 4, 2012

How Could ANYBODY Still Be Undecided??

  • Unprecedented deficit spending…a trillion dollars every year of his presidency
  • $6 Trillion added to the national debt, a 60% increase in only 4 years
  • Over 23 million people out of work, stopped looking for work, or underemployed
  • An unemployment rate the same that it was when he entered office; a number that doesn’t even include those who are underemployed or who have stopped looking
  • Pathetical economic growth
  • A record 47 million people on food stamps, an increase of SIXTEEN MILLION in just four years
  • Gasoline prices DOUBLE what they were four years ago
  • Food prices skyrocketing
  • A Federal Reserve that just keeps printing money, dramatically reducing the value of the dollar
  • A historic first downgrading of America’s credit rating
  • 15 million people living in poverty
  • Race relations have been set back 40 years
  • Healthcare costs are spiraling higher thanks to ObamaCare
  • Businesses are reluctant to invest in growth due to massive new regulations and the threat of dramatically increased taxes
  • Consumers who are afraid to spend money out of fear of losing their job, the threat of increased taxes, the reality of increased healthcare costs due to ObamaCare, and a myriad of other fears
  • His EPA is an out-of-control train wreck that is systematically shutting down the coal industry, reducing oil exploration and attempting to shut down natural gas exploration
  • An Attorney General who arrogantly thumbs his nose at the Rule of Law
  • A foreign policy in total collapse based mostly on the childish notion that if he apologizes to the rest of the world for “America’s arrogance”, the rest of the world will love us

How could ANYBODY still be undecided??

Saturday, November 3, 2012

One of the top spokesmen for the so-called global warming crusade (now known as “climate change” because the globe hasn’t been warming for 15 years now) is Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State. Mann is the inventor – yes, inventor – of the global warming hockey stick graph which supposedly showed that the globe began warming dramatically shortly after the industrial revolution. Only problem is that he massaged the numbers, conveniently ignoring the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warming Period, both of which would have invalidated his theory.

Now, we find out that he even lied about receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wow, first it was Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky. Now Michael Mann. Congrats to Penn State...what a legacy!

Above is a tongue-in-cheek “ad” placed in the school newspaper by National Review (note the fine print at the bottom of the ad). At least Mann is consistent. Apparently, he will lie about anything that will further his cause or himself. 

Why should we believe the global warming crowd when they have people like Mann, Gore and Phil Jones as their top spokesmen?

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Actual Number of Obama Executive Orders

The truth is that Obama has issued 139...

Click here to see them all... 

Americans for Prosperity Visits Bozeman

The Americans for Prosperity traveling road show visited Bozeman, Montana recently which made for a couple of interesting photos....
Da Bus!

Da Words!

Da Protestors! (LOL)

 Click on photos to enlarge
(You gotta read the protestors' signs!)

Obama - The President Who Seems Not to Care

Mr. Cohen,

RE: Your quote...

“Mitt Romney promises never to raise taxes — either a lie or a fool’s oath.”

When are you geniuses on the left in Washington going to finally realize that we in the real world hear the following from our dimwitted politicians: “We spent too much of your money making promises we can’t keep, so we’re going to find it necessary to raise your taxes rather than reduce our spending.”

Good grief…

Ron Garland
Bozeman, Montana

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Is America Exceptional?

A brilliant piece about American Exceptionalism and the difference between liberals and conservatives. Here's an excerpt...

"Nor are most Americans subject to the accompanying passion for economic egalitarianism that made for the spread of socialism in other countries. What explains the absence of that levelling passion is that it has been starved by the opportunities America has afforded millions upon millions to better their lot and the advantage they have been free to take of those opportunities—which in turn explains how unprecedented and unmatched levels of prosperity have been created here and how they have come to be shared more widely here than anywhere else."

Click below for the full article...