Recently, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced that the president wants permanent debt-ceiling authority, even though that power is solely vested in Congress.
If such power were transferred from Congress to the White House, it would signal surrender and submission of our legislative branch, the only branch that has the power to create law under the Separation of Powers doctrine of our Constitution.
Blacks have political control of Detroit, but the relevant question is whether some control of something is better than 100 percent control of nothing. By most measures, Detroit is one of the nation's most tragic cities, and it's mostly self-imposed.
President Obama regularly admonishes “the rich” for not paying their “fair share” of taxes. On the other hand, Peter Schiff, an investment broker, notes that “after the tax hikes go into effect, more than half of my total income is going to the government” — and asks “What’s ‘fair’ about that?”
In the wake of the tragic Newtown massacre, we’re hearing all the usual lies and misconceptions about firearms. And since it’s wise to be educated on a topic before advocating policy on it, this is a good time to explode the gun myths being bandied about.
In the wake of the shooting rampage by mass murderer Adam Lanza in Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, demands are being made for better "mental health" treatment, but this focus on mental health reflects, not just massive intellectual confusion, but equally massive moral confusion.
The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.
If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.
The horrendous massacre at the Sandy Hook primary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and seven adults were brutally murdered, indicates that the evil force that turned two normal teenagers at Columbine into nihilist murderers is still very potent.