Apologists for the State often excuse its surveillance by claiming that those who’ve done nothing wrong have nothing to hide. This implies that only criminals object to Leviathan’s all-seeing eye.

Whether leftist or rightist; Democrat, Republican, or Independent; “liberal,” “libertarian,” or “conservative,” anyone in search of a hearing in contemporary American politics is sure to express nothing less than unadulterated reverence for our country’s Founders. Doubtless, the old cliché that “actions speak louder than words” is not without its share of wisdom.  At least as true, though, is another consideration that, in spite of the regularity with which experience has born it out, has of yet failed to achieve such universal recognition: Some words speak louder than others.

One of the signs prominently held up by one of the idiots at the Occupy Wall Street mob scene read “People Not Profits.” Obviously, this numbskull doesn’t understand that without profits we would all be living in poverty, as they do in Cuba. But neither the Cuban nor Soviet governments even remotely gave up on profits. The Soviets used slave labor to mine the gold in Siberia to pay for the Communist government’s need to import goods, and the Cuban government earns profits by maintaining beach resorts for foreign tourists.

Walter WilliamsPoliticians who are principled enough to point out the fraud of Social Security, referring to it as a lie and Ponzi scheme, are under siege. Acknowledgment of Social Security's problems is not the same as calling for the abandonment of its recipients. Instead, it's a call to take actions now, while there's time to avert a disaster. Let's look at it.

Thomas SowellTwenty years ago, hysteria swept through the media over "hunger in America."