If you’re a Democrat operative forced to resign for facilitating vote fraud, what do you do for a follow-up?
If you said brutally attack your girlfriend, cracking her skull, your name just might be Patrick Moran.
And if you’ve skated on both counts, your father just might be Jim Moran, Democrat congressman from Virginia.
Liberal commentator Donald Kaul recently wrote that he had no problem with guns being pried from their owners’ “cold, dead hands” and that Republican leaders should be dragged around a parking lot with a pick-up truck. A European college professor recommended the execution of “Climate Change Deniers” and the Pope. Closer to home, an American academic called for NRA president Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick” in some profanity laden tweets. And then there was voice of moderation Harry Belafonte; he didn’t ask for blood — only that Barack Obama arrest political opponents. Yes, there's no one as illiberal as a liberal.
Ideas matter. They have consequences. Why did some of the most intelligent educators in America conspire to destroy the brain power of the American people? It doesn’t make sense until you begin to delve into the ideas that formed the basis of their decisions. These ideas swept over them like a giant intellectual tsunami, wiping out their beliefs in the Biblical traditions that had held American society together since its founding.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming.... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants.
You’ve got to hand it to bloviating Brit Piers Morgan. While he got most of the facts wrong in his recent targeting of the Second Amendment, it hasn’t stopped him from moving on to even more formidable targets.
Such as the Bible.
Launched in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the “unconditional war on poverty in America,” now in its 49th year, might arguably be the most expensive and longest running example of Thomas Sowell’s warning that “good intentions tell you nothing about the actual consequences.”
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back. With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of January 24, 2012 titled: "The GOP Deserves to Lose."