Liberals say that America cannot be a great or even a good country because of our history of Native American genocide, slavery, racism, and oppression of women and other minorities. In so doing, they cherry-pick history in order to support their conclusions about America. All throughout human history every country has done bad things. America is not alone in kicking aboriginals off their land, hating people who are different, and enslaving their fellow human beings. As a matter of fact, all throughout human history, every country has done good things as well as bad things. America has accomplished good things, and has done bad things from time to time, just like the human beings we are. So why, exactly, can't America be great because of some unpleasant history? Because she has done some things wrong? Slavery is over, women are no longer repressed, the Native Indian population is on the rise, and racism is simply no longer tolerated the way it used to be. By what twisted logic do you come to the conclusion that individuals, just like a country, cannot do good, or even be good, if they've done wrong in the past?
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Does anyone remember the lawsuits brought against the hurricane protection project back in the seventies? A project that had it been built, New Orleans would've been spared from the deluge that left her in moldy ruins.
The lawsuits halted the project, and since then, no equivalent project has taken its' place. Improvements have been made, especially in the
West Bank. There were lessons learned there in the aftermath of Katrina. Jurisdictions are everywhere raising and shoring up the flood control levees, working on water diversion projects, etc.
Have we learned any thing here? How about this: end the EPA. Don't put our desire to have nature preserved (so our kids can enjoy it, too), over public safety. Do build an effective hurricane protection system, one that will protect New Orleans from a Category 5 storm surge. No ideal is greater than human life.
So the 1,800 or so people who died during the Katrina holocaust could have been spared, had not those leftist loony environmentalists not successfully blocked the project back in the seventies. A stretch, maybe, because there no doubt were other factors in play.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Indeed, if we're going to pass a law requiring everyone to be paid a certain minimum amount per hour, why not make that amount something really lucrative, like $50.00 an hour? And if businesses are required to pay more than the market will bear, they will pass the cost on to their customers, or go out of business. Why is this insanity constantly being discussed, anyway? I was curious, so I backtracked. I looked up what people were saying about the minimum wage as far back as the 1940's, and it all is pretty much the same things people are saying today.
Politicians vote for these insane laws because it helps them get re-elected.
The solution is to repeal, or drastically amend, the regulation of commerce clause in the US Constitution, and let the market decide who gets paid what. Also, we should limit the terms of all Congressmen to just one term, 2 years long, and then back into the private sector they go.