Among many on the Right, the belief that their opponents on the Left are “moral relativists” dies hard. But die it must, for not only is this not true, it is about as far from the truth as it can get.

     “And another one gone, and another one gone

     Another one bites the dust…”

                   — Queen, Another One Bites the Dust

Walter WilliamsThere are a lot of things, large and small, that irk me. One of them is our tendency to evaluate a presidential candidate based on his intelligence or academic credentials. When Obama threw his hat in the ring, people thought he was articulate and smart and hailed his intellectual credentials. Just recently, when Newt Gingrich announced his candidacy, people hailed his intellectual credentials and smartness as well.

Readers of this column will notice that I tend to be more critical of Republicans and “conservatives” than I am of Democrats and leftists. My reason for this is not difficult to grasp. Simply put, a wolf recognized by all as such, while dangerous, isn’t nearly as dangerous as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. My objective is to pull back the wool that Republicans have been throwing over our eyes for far too long.

Thomas SowellTwo unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government decisions and private decisions.

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