This is the piece that will never be published. Haven’t you heard? The world’s going to end on December 21.
End-of-the-world hysteria is rather interesting. The Argentine government has restricted access to a mountain over a mass “spiritual suicide” threat associated with it, and the Chinese regime has responded to a doomsday cult by staying true to form: It arrested people. And all this based upon an interpretation of the Mayan calendar that predicts a Winter Solstice apocalypse.
It has been said that to identify a liar, look for contradiction, because it’s hard keeping lies straight.
It’s no revelation that leftists would like to effect gun confiscation (except for themselves and their bodyguards, of course), but they generally maintain plausible deniability so that the world’s Dirty Harry Reids can convince the flyover-country bitter clingers that they believe in the Second Amendment. And they certainly do — the way the Devil believes in God. Nonetheless, leftists sometimes tip their hand, and such is the case with a recent New York Post editorial.
When a state passes a right-to-work law, as Michigan did this month, employers in that state can no longer agree to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Supporters of right-to-work see it as a way to protect workers from being forced to support unions against their will.
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.