Sunday, August 28, 2016
How about a Civics Test?
Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a "religious test" in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong.Please read the entire article.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Quote of the Day
I don't think that our investigation established she was actually particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information and the levels and treatment.
Monday, July 04, 2016
About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.
-President Calvin Coolidge
(Posted previously in 2011.)
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Unanswered Questions about Immigration
Why are we doing this? When did we vote for it? Who decided that it was a good idea to import, for example, 102,000 Pakistanis? A few of them are doctors and so on, but what about the rest? Why do we need them? We know the downside, what is the upside?
There are 37,000 Somalis on the list. Hardly any of these are physicians, scientists, etc., and most have been shipped to my home state. Why? More than 50% of Somali-American men in Minnesota are not in the labor force. On what theory does this benefit the United States? I have never seen such a rationale articulated.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Yes. Next question?
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
In Obama's 2004 race for the U.S. Senate – which was the springboard a mere 105 "Present" votes later for his Presidential campaign – first his primary opponent's, then his general election opponent's SEALED divorce records were broken into and unsealed. In one case, some extremely minor mutual push-and-shove "abuse" and, in the second, some consensual but embarrassing sexual hijinks spilled out into the world. Obama prevailed. What are the chances that someone could catch such a lucky break? Twice?
But to this day, we cannot see Obama's grades, test scores, his Passport, the articles he wrote as head honcho for Harvard Law Review – oh, I forgot, he didn't write even a footnote. Can any of his fanbois who occasionally troll this site tell us what they think is in those hidden records, and why we aren't entitled to see them? Bueller? Anyone?
I'll tell you what I think: I think he got into college as a foreign student, one born in Africa and raised in Indonesia. I’m not a "birther." I do not believe he was born in Africa. I believe he was, in fact, born in Hawaii. But I believe Obama is the original "birther"; he lied and said he was born in Africa to get into college, just as he did in the bio his booking agency used. A bio he let stand for 18 years, uncorrected. I also think the old Choom Gang slacker had mediocre grades. And I’d bet my favorite gun that every lawyer on Power Line kicked his ass on the LSAT. Prove me wrong, Barry. Let's see the records.