Thomas SowellGovernment budget crises can be painful, but the political rhetoric accompanying these crises can also be fascinating and revealing. Perhaps the most famous American budget crisis was New York City's, back during the 1970s. When President Gerald Ford was unwilling to bail them out, the famous headline in the New York Daily News read, "Ford to City: Drop Dead."

Michael Savage asserts that liberalism is a form of insanity, and I agree with him. Considering the reaction of liberals to the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, it is obvious that liberals are out of touch with reality and prefer to live in a fantasy world of their own making. They devoutly wish that conservatives were violent and murderous and that the Tea Party was run by a group of Nazis. But alas, conservatives and Tea Partiers are just ordinary patriotic citizens who believe in a constitutional republic and that, in a free society, the ballot box is the way to change things.

Since that dark day of January 8 when Jared Loughner unleashed his killing spree at a Tucson grocery store, the government — aided by mass media outlets — has pointed an accusatory finger at the American people. Never mind that the shooter was allegedly mentally ill and just a shell of a human being; elected officials from across the United States have placed the blame squarely upon the shoulders of a nation divided by political differences. Somehow they believe that conflicting philosophies of governance have created an environment of hate — and from that, a culture of death.

The following short article was published in a Spanish Internet magazine, Gentiuno, on November 21, 2004. Written by Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez, it has been widely circulated on the Internet with good reason. It sums up the tragedy and present agony of Europe as it faces a very gloomy future. Its title is: "All European Life Died in Auschwitz,"  and this is what it says:

Sam BlumenfeldThe senseless and horrific killings in Tucson on January 9 by a demented young man have diverted the nation's attention from the positive changes taking place in Washington and focused it on liberals clamoring to muzzle conservative talk shows. Even the sheriff in Pima County used this tragic occasion to accuse Rush Limbaugh of aiding and abetting the killer, whose friend told a reporter that the killer did not listen to talk radio. Indeed, the massacre gave the liberals a golden opportunity to once more lash out against conservatives and call for silencing their programs. Sarah Palin referred to the attacks on her as "blood liable."