The Moral Case for Capitalism: Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, has laid out what he feels to be the three principles for the moral case for capitalism: Free enterprise safeguards lasting happiness; it promotes real fairness, and it does the most good for the most vulnerable. He argues that earned success, not money, is the foundation of happiness. Examples of “earned success” can vary from owning one’s own business to raising children. “Earned success,” Mr. Brooks writes, “is the belief you are creating value in your life and in the lives of others.”
It's All About Tolerance: So the next time you wonder what’s going on in our world, remember the deep cultural current that is dividing two very different worldviews: One believes in truth that is made, and one believes in truth that is found. And those who believe it is found are finding there is little tolerance – of any kind – for their belief.
Big Lies in Politics: Perhaps the biggest lie of this election year, and the one likely to be repeated the most often, is that the income of "the rich" is going up, while other people's incomes are going down. If you listen to Barack Obama, you are bound to hear this lie repeatedly.
But the government's own Congressional Budget Office has just published a report whose statistics flatly contradict this claim. The CBO report shows that, while the average household income fell 12 percent between 2007 and 2009, the average for the lower four-fifths fell by 5 percent or less, while the average income for households in the top fifth fell 18 percent. For households in the "top one percent" that seems to fascinate so many people, income fell by 36 percent in those same years.
Thoughts on Palestinian Culture: What are we to expect of a Palestinian culture that dances in the streets and hands out candy to children when Jews are murdered as was the case with the Fogel family in March 2011? Can we honestly expect Palestinians to be prepared to live side by side with Israelis in peace when they delight in the slit throat of a 3 month old girl?
"The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong." -- Thomas Paine
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ACTION Please! Easily Email Your Representative to Oppose the Farm and Food Stamp Bill! http://bit.ly/M8CreR
RINO Watch! GOP talks big but acts small on 'stopping' tax hike by addressing only 50% of the problem! http://bit.ly/QbRZ6P – AND - RINO Watch! Sore Loser Guv Repub Bennett declares “Tea Party wave is receding” Good riddance. http://bit.ly/QbN31P – AND - BREAKING! RINOs Romp Again! House, Senate, and WH Agree to 6-Month Continuing Budget Resolution http://bit.ly/OknYyk
MUST READ! The Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Part One: The Alinsky Ethics courtesy of Capone http://bit.ly/QaVGtx
Radicalizing the Military - Obama continues his assault on US's conservative institutions http://bit.ly/M8EYFT
What Will Taxmageddon Cost Your Family? Hint - Year's worth of utilities or groceries for average family! http://bit.ly/M8QJMI