Saturday, December 10, 2011

Some Lighthearted Thoughts...

I love Mark Steyn, because he makes even the most dreary and discouraging geopolitical forecasts downright enjoyable. His book "After America" is a look at the decline of our great nation, if we don't change direction and go back to the founding principles that we started with. I think he is brilliant, but I really hope he's wrong. If he's not, then we are in for...
well, I just hope he's on the wrong track.

Mark Steyn
Statist Delusions
The bill for cradle-to-grave welfare has come due.

The president of the United States came to Osawatomie, Kan., last week to deliver a speech of such fascinating awfulness archeologists of the future sifting through the rubble of our civilization will surely doubt whether it could really have been delivered by the chief executive of the global superpower in the year 2011.
“This isn’t about class warfare,” declared President Obama. Really? As his fellow Democrat Dale Bumpers testified at the Clinton impeachment trial, “When you hear somebody say, ‘This is not about sex,’ it’s about sex.” The president understands that “Wall Street,” “banks,” “fat cats,” etc. remain the most inviting target and he figures that he can ride the twin steeds of Resentment and Envy to reelection and four more years of even bigger Big Government. His opponents, he told us, “want to return to the same practices that got us into this mess . . . . And their philosophy is simple: We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules . . . . It doesn’t work. It has never worked.” He blamed our present fix on “this brand of ‘you’re on your own’ economics.”
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