This is a follow up to the last item I shared with you. It is much shorter yet filled with items that depict the sorry state of our nation, its culture and its leadership. Please take the time to read as many of the items as you can. The first four are especially informative.
This is a lesson in how not to run a university or a government or anything for that matter. Quote: "Professor Edward Schlosser (a pseudonym) recently wrote a provocatively titled piece: “I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me.” The professor discusses identity politics and the culture of offense that has grown on college campuses." http://dailysignal.com/2015/06/22/why-professors-are-becoming-scared-of-their-students/
This item by the well known and highly respected Charles Murray is exceptional. It lays out "The essence of the American goal at the Founding, however imperfectly realized, was to create a society in which people are allowed to live their lives as they see fit as long as they accord the same freedom to everyone else, with the federal government providing a peaceful setting for that endeavor but otherwise standing aside. Beginning with the New Deal, and accelerating from the 1960s onward, that goal was intermingled with other priorities and other agendas. What made America unique first blurred, then faded, and is now almost gone. But the reality of America, at the Founding and today, is that “living life as one sees fit” has very different definitions in different cultural pockets of the country. It is time to consider whether it is not only desirable, but practicable, to return to governance that comes closer to the Founders’ ambition." Reading it takes a bit of time but is well worth it for the education it provides. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-united-states-of-diversity/
A nation run by big government advocates and giant bureaucracies are inherently inefficient, ineffective and grossly wasteful. Here is just one example. Quote: The Social Security Administration administers two major federal disability programs—the Social Security Disability Insurance program, paid for by workers’ payroll taxes; and the Supplemental Security Income program, funded from general tax revenues. If we apply the 3.1 percent annual overpayment rate identified in the inspector general’s report to all benefits paid over the period from 2004 to 2014, SSA would have paid out $38 billion more in benefits than it should have." http://dailysignal.com/2015/06/22/report-nearly-half-of-social-security-disability-beneficiaries-were-overpaid-by-government/?
This item provides a brief summary of the five reasons that our nation will collapse. They are: 1. Unsustainable Debt, 2. Enormous Centralized Government, 3. Overly Progressive Income Tax Code, 4. Moral Decay, 5. Backward Immigration Policy. http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2015/06/27/5-mistakes-that-will-lead-to-the-fall-of-america-n2018241/page/full
If that is not enough to make you want to scream, consider this. The IRS is going from bad to worse. Quote: "The IRS has been dealing with something of a public relations nightmare, though the right has shown their disgust with more intensity with the agency that’s been accused of targeting conservative groups. Now, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report showing that the IRS awarded nearly $19 million n contracts to 17 companies, even though these entities owed the federal government back taxes. There is a “statutory prohibition” to conduct businesses that owe taxes, according to a statement released by TIGTA. The contracts were drafted between 2012 and 2013." http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/06/24/good-news-the-irs-awarded-contracts-to-companies-that-owed-taxes-n2016999?
For far too many on the left telling the truth is cause for firing someone who does not agree with their agenda. Quote: "The website Mass Resistance is reporting that a Doctor who has been working a Harvard-affiliated hospital, Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center (BIDMC), was recently let go because he had voiced his concerns about the hospital’s pro-gay agenda. Dr. Paul Church is a highly respected urologist who has been on staff at BIDMC for almost 30 years, and in that time has never had a complaint from a homosexual patient about his bedside manner or the way that they were treated. None of that matters in our modern and increasingly intolerant America." http://eaglerising.com/20018/doctor-fired-telling-truth-homosexual-activity-criticizing-hospital-involvement-gay-pride-events/ Then there are the people who believe themselves to be cultured...this writer catalogues one
This is what the liberal left and its racist actions/policies over the past 60 years have wrought. Much of the blame for the most recent increase in such hatred can be directly attributed to President Obama, former Attorney General Holder, the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, SPLC, Al Sharpton, leftist media personalities and selected members of Congress and leftist college and university academics. They have overtly supported efforts to divide the races. Whatever their purpose it is not for the good of the nation and its citizens, all races included. http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/finish-the-mission-kill-slave-masters/? The attitude of some on the left, as this item suggests, is Culture Smugness and does nothing to advance understandings or promote tolerance of differences. Quote: "Only the liberal elite could be smug enough to think America is moving from a culture of “hate” to a culture of love under its dictates. Instead, it is moving toward a new culture of hate, one that is marked not by balanced moral judgments but by fanatical fiats. “We are on the right side of history,” its champions claim, but future generations will likely find such deluded moral boasting as far less honorable than the Civil War valor the Left seeks to erase." http://spectator.org/articles/63215/culture-smugness
The mainstream and alternative media sites have a common theme. Attack conservatives any way they can even if it displays their hypocrisy. Quote: "The civility police and tolerance mob find nothing wrong with their ad hominem assaults and vulgar litmus tests. They're just trying to make the world safe from the liberated minds of minority conservatives. Those of us who dare to succeed in America without relying on tribalist entitlements must be dragged back and down by the resentful, seething crabs in the collectivist bucket. We are scorned for abandoning the militant hyphenated fetishism of the left. We are punished for rejecting rigid boxes and boundaries and one-drop blood rules and permanent castes. Assimilation is a Class A felony in the liberal rulebook and a threat to the Democratic grievance racket. Tell me who the real racists and bigots are again." http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2015/06/26/the-medias-vile-attacks-on-conservative-assimilationists-n2017661?
This piece may be hard for some to read. Think on it though and you will no doubt come to an obvious conclusion. Quote: "It’s a cultural revolution slower than Mao’s pace, but with the same destination — a left wing utopia that never really exists, but once you get there if you say otherwise your next meal might wind up being a lead sandwich. And the President’s top and longest serving advisor has the right family background to push in that direction." http://www.redstate.com/2015/06/25/rush-is-right/
This is one of the billionaire the left loves. Billionaire George Soros funded Media Matters fully supports liberal causes. Quote: "In a not so shocking op-ed piece by Media Matters for America founder David Brock, he openly admits that he uses the non-profit organization to defend Hillary Clinton against criticism." And, "Furthermore, it isn't just Brock who is in view here. Blumenthal was obviously collecting checks from the Clinton Foundation as well as Media Matters. It seems that both of these men have engaged in open violation of the IRS code. Now the question is, will there be anyone with backbone to hold them accountable in the IRS? I won't hold my breath."
Consider this discussion of the flap over flying the Confederate flag as a consequence of the deadly shooting in Charleston, SC. It is written by a retired judge and deals with the subject of free speech. Quote: "In the case of speech, it is especially dangerous to accord the natural rights of persons to the government because the state can use its monopoly of force to silence, drown out or intimidate the speech of any persons it hates and fears. When the state speaks, its expressions have an aura of legitimacy and can be used for narrow, sectarian, even hateful purposes. But the whole purpose of the First Amendment is to keep the government out of the business of speech." And, "The rule on speech is that all innocuous speech is absolutely protected, and all speech is innocuous when there is time for more speech to address it before the violence it suggests may come about. Stated differently, the First Amendment absolutely bars the government from interference with a person’s thoughts or associations, and permits interference with a person’s expressions only if necessary to prevent immediate lawless violence when there is no time for more expression to do so first." http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/06/25/confederate-flag-debate-protecting-hatred-preserves-freedom.html
Add this to the above and you have a very troublesome view of what is to come. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/06/race_and_the_destruction_of_the_american_republic_.html Adding to the problems we face is the ever expanding power of unelected official making regulations, rewriting laws and even making law. This piece provides a synopsis. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/the_supreme_court_and_the_self_expanding_powers_of_the_unelected.html And here is another view. http://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2015/06/27/americas-extreme-makeover-is-socialism-in-action-n2018130/page/full
This is a logical follow-on to several of the above items. Quote: "A lot of honorable (and some very dishonorable) people on both sides of the Civil War, Confederates and Union soldiers, fought to the death over what they thought was right or wrong. Each side had a story to tell, a story from which great lessons can be learned. My child, all history is an admixture of glory and honor; cruelty and cowardice; righteousness and injustice; the beautiful and the horrible. We’ll tell it all. We’ll not even pretend that some of us are so righteous and pure we have the authority to decree the only stories that may be told are ours. We will try not to be so self-righteous we think we’re the only honorable people in times of battle or peace. We won’t attempt to take the mote out of our brother’s eye when we have a beam in our own. We will not destroy, fail to acknowledge or refuse to learn other people’s histories. Because if we do, we will never learn from it or them." http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/06/purging_the_history_of_the_south.html
This piece addresses a recent article by Walter Williams. In it he explores the relationship of slavery to todays problems within the black community. Williams deals in facts, not hype or emotions. http://eaglerising.com/20023/data-proves-that-slavery-has-little-to-do-with-the-current-plight-of-african-americans/ Which leads one to deal with this unreality. It is really sad all this hypocrisy. http://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2015/06/26/liberals-are-playing-a-racial-shell-game-n2017713?
This is an example of the consequences of leftist tolerance for you. http://dailysignal.com/2015/06/19/fearing-another-lawsuit-christian-business-owners-stopped-hosting-all-weddings-now-their-business-is-dead/?
And, finally lets review the history of the Democratic party and its long time support of racism. These are just some of the facts the liberal left does not want you to know. To top it off on the cusp of nominating Barack Obama for their parties nomination for the presidency of the United States the party leadership "... went out of its way to deliberately erase a full fifty years of Democratic Party history from the official DNC website. What was erased? All reference to your party’s role in slavery, segregation, lynching, and the rest. Those platforms that supported slavery, mentioned above? The number of Democrats who occupied the White House while owning slaves? The platforms that supported segregation — and the Democratic presidents, senators, governors and more who supported segregation? The tie between Democrats and the Klan? All of this and more was simply gone from your website — deliberately and willfully hidden from voters while trying to leave the impression that your party was a historically enthusiastic supporter of civil rights. Which, to understate, is not true." http://spectator.org/articles/63244/will-democrats-apologize-slavery-and-segregation And here, http://cfif.org/v/index.php/commentary/54-state-of-affairs/2657-whitewashing-the-democratic-partys-history