Some people, especially so-called progressives, do not seem to understand the difference between rights and entitlements. So, for their edification, I’m going to try to explain the distinction between these two concepts.
Rights are God-given. Other people can take them away, and may also defend them for you, but they cannot give them to you. Rights include the freedom to do as one pleases (within certain limitations) and the opportunity to excel, achieve, and succeed. They also consist of the freedom from being harmed by or unduly burdened or inconvenienced by the government and others, as well as the privilege to serve or give in any way that one chooses. Read more
We would all be wise to take warning from the recent events in Greece that have led to jitters in our stock market as well as markets around the world. The problems in Greece, of course, were caused created by socialism.
Too many people were getting too many freebies off the backs of too few others. There was no way that such a system could sustain itself. It was doomed from the beginning. It was just a matter of time before it would begin to collapse. The chickens are now coming home to roost. Read more
President Obama has recently been criticized by those on the right and on the left for not showing enough passion in his efforts to combat the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Oh, boy! Give me a break! I don’t give a flying flip about how much emotion he shows.
I’m concerned about competence. I want Obama, BP officials, and all the others involved in the situation to find a solution as soon as possible and then get the darn thing cleaned up. What difference does emotion make in situations like this, anyway? Actually, I would rather have someone remain cold and calculating when trying to resolve a difficult problem. Read more
Liberals are always quick to accuse conservative Christians of trying (or at least wanting) to force their views down everyone else’s throat. I would have to agree that there are indeed some conservative Christians who fit that description. However, they haven’t cornered the market on that kind of mindset. Some liberals could just as easily point the finger back at themselves.
Look at the way Rand Paul, the recently nominated GOP Senate candidate from Kentucky, has been treated for not toeing the politically correct line. Following the landslide primary victory that sealed the nomination for him, Paul, an eye surgeon and son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, was asked by a liberal talk show host to state his views about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He responded that he was personally against bigotry and discrimination, and generally agreed with this law. Read more
Those of us who believe the state of Arizona has a right to protect its borders should do our part to blunt the effects of liberal-organized boycotts against that state. We are in the majority here. Most polls show that Americans favor Arizona’s new immigration law by nearly two to one. There is power in numbers, and they are on our side this time.
The boycotts are starting to mount up, from school boards meddling in politics and depriving their student athletes of the chance to participate in sporting events in Arizona to the Los Angeles city council’s recent vote to suspend business activities with that state. Arizona will soon begin to feel their negative effects. Read more
Claudia Puig, a film critic for USA Today, recently criticized the new film Sex and the City 2 for being “an affront to Muslims.” However, I don’t ever recall hearing her or other critics complain about Christianity being insulted. And it’s not because they don’t have plenty of opportunities. Read more