If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it.
We all understand that an inexperienced young child who has his mind fixed on one thing may ignore other things that are too dangerous to be ignored. Unfortunately, too much of what is said and done in politics is based on the same tunnel vision pursuit of some "good thing," in utter disregard of the repercussions.
It is always amazing how many serious issues are not discussed seriously, but instead simply generate assertions and counter-assertions. On television talk shows, people on opposite sides often just try to shout each other down. By Thomas Sowell
Only a blockhead can unlearn the dictionary. But this is, increasingly, what many Americans have done on marriage, war, sexual relations — and even what constitutes “human life."
However, there is absolute truth, and words have specific, fixed meanings. If words mean only what we want them to mean, or if we can change their meanings at whim through opinion or point of view, then it's impossible to even discuss a concept such as “truth.”
Though scientist Stephen Hawking said in a recent speech at Cal Tech that general relativity and quantum theory can enable us to account for the origins of the universe without positing the existence of God, the biggest obstacle to his view is philosophical or theological. The basic question over which atheists and theists have been clashing from time immemorial is: Why is there something rather than nothing?
Starting the amnesty track immediately, while promising border security in the future, means that an irreversible benefit is conferred up front, while only time will tell whether the promise of border security will be kept — as it has not been thus far.
We are importing many foreigners who stay foreign, if not hostile. Blithely turning them into citizens by fiat, rather than because they have committed to the American way of life, is an irreversible decision that can easily turn out to be a dangerous gamble with the future of the whole society.