Becky AkersSeems the late Ernest C. Withers, a.k.a. “the Original Civil Rights Photographer” whose iconographic pictures recorded the turbulent 1960’s, was also a snitch for the FBI. A paid one, no less, as the socialist, “we-hate-profits-unless-they’re-ours” New York Times stresses. It reports that Withers not only snapped photos of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the era’s other demagogues but also hobnobbed with federal agents, “disclosing details about plans for marches and political beliefs of the leaders, even personal information like the leaders’ car tag numbers.”

Thomas SowellAmong the many words that don't mean what they say, but which too many of us accept as if they did, are those staples of political discussion, "liberals" and "conservatives."
Thomas SowellWords are supposed to convey thoughts, but they can also obliterate thoughts and shut down thinking. As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, a catchword can "delay further analysis for fifty years." Holmes also said, "think things, not words."

Walter WilliamsCharles Krauthammer, in his Washington Post column (8/27/10), said, "Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed," pointing out that overwhelming majorities of Americans have repudiated liberal agenda items such as: Obamacare, Obama's stimulus, building an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero, redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage, lax immigration law enforcement and vast expansion of federal power that includes unprecedented debt and deficits.

Thomas SowellSeventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, but they are the money of fools. That is as painfully true today as it was four centuries ago. Using words as vehicles to try to convey your meaning is very different from taking words so literally that the words use you and confuse you.