There are so many things wrong with the “cromnibus” spending bill that I hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with the fact that members of the House had less than 24 hours to review the bill before they had to vote on it. The chances that anyone actually read the 1,600-page conglomeration, and knew all of the pork that was packed in it, are just about zero.
Some argue that the torture of innocents under the Bush/Cheney program simply needs to be reformed. But you can't reform the abuse of a program when the program is abuse. You can't defend constitutional liberties with a program that is by definition set against constitutional liberties. In the end, you don't fight tyranny by becoming the tyrant.
Just about every law that Congress enacts violates the requirements for rule of law. How do we determine violations of rule of law? It's easy. See whether the law applies to particular Americans, as opposed to all Americans. See whether the law exempts public officials from its application. See whether the law is known in advance. See whether the law takes action against a person who has taken no aggressive action against another.
There is no doubt that the attempts to hide implementation of Agenda 21 have been done using many of the same tactics Jonathan Gruber gloated over, and for the same reasons. If the American people knew the truth, they would rise up to stop it.
There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States.
Very often, major problems are erroneously seen as being caused by racial discrimination. No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does not have effects. The question that's relevant to policy, as well as resource allocation, is: How much of what we see is caused by discrimination?