Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Paradox of "Firebrand Atheism" and Other Atheist Paradoxes.

David Silverman's book, "Fighting God", apparently is a hit with aggressive Atheists. Silverman is quoted as saying this:
"The president of American Atheists, David Silverman, defines firebrand atheism as simply telling the truth about religion, with the emphasis on the telling. He says we should make clear that it’s religious beliefs we’re attacking, not the person. He says, “I’m not attacking humans; I’m attacking those humans’ silly beliefs.”
The truth is not available to Silverman. He cannot prove the non-existence of a deity; he is not privy to that information or "truth". So he cannot be truthful by claiming to know the truth. This is a paradox, where the actual truth contradicts the claim of "truth".

Atheism is firmly based in this "truth" paradox; it always has been. It is a necessary condition for Atheism; one cannot be an Atheist without the de facto acceptance of this internal logical failure.

Atheists tend to revel in their "independence". The Atheist position of the gloriousness of being independent of external control is asserted by attempting to assert external control over others. And that is paradox #2.

A third paradox is the rigid belief in the superiority of themselves, since they have gotten their exclusive access to "truth" merely by rejecting outside authority. This allows them to swell with self-endowed elitism, even though true elites earn it, rather than self-administer the title. This, then, is a third paradox of Atheism.

While rejecting the hated "religiosity" of theists, these Atheists become rabidly evangelical in their attempts to convert the benighted small-minded into the religiously evangelical cult of rabid Atheism. Of course, this is internally contradictory, and is a fourth paradox of Atheism.

Most Atheists are known to nearly universally veer strongly politically Leftward. They are jealous of their own autonomy, and yet they endorse totalitarian processes which restrict the autonomy and thoughts of others. This obviously is another internal contradiction, a fifth paradox of Atheism.

Atheism also nearly universally hails itself as "rational, logical, and evidence-based". However, they are driven by paradox and are completely without out rational, logical or evidentiary proof of their own position, which is this: that there is no deity. That is a sixth paradox of Atheism. And because they have neither logic nor empirical evidence to support their truth claims, they do not engage in dialectic; they use rhetoric and all of the rhetorical devices which are outside the realm of logic and evidence. In rhetoric there are no fallacies; it is not logic based.

Atheists, and their organizations, claim Victimhood Class status for themselves: they claim they are oppressed by religion, especially in government. However, since Atheism has no principles attached to it, an Atheist government has no principles, certainly no moral principles, and thus cannot legitimately recognize any action as either moral or immoral, including the anti-intellectual claim of "oppression". So the Atheist claiming "oppression" in an appeal to an Atheist government cannot be "oppressed" according to that government. That is a seventh paradox of Atheism.

In the same vein, Atheists claim that religion is "evil". Yet Atheism has no common set of moral principles, and thus any concept of evil is merely non-existent at best and relative at worst. Thus the concept of evil is without objective meaning. So the Atheist claim of "evil" religion has no meaning under amoral Atheism. Here, then, is an eighth Atheist paradox.

Silverman is promoting "firebrand Atheism" which means screeching in high volume about God. But that's what Silverman hates: theists who screech in high volume about God. Yes, that is a ninth Atheist paradox.

Atheists claim that religion is the most dangerous belief. They ignore (no matter how often reminded) that the worst genocides and mass murders and tortures in history have been racked up by Atheists. And there is a tenth paradox.

Atheism is false, but it is aggressively pursuing the foisting of its logical fallacies onto everyone; Atheists consider the beliefs of everyone who is not them to be silly, held by silly, stupid people. This is the attitude of the Marxist New Man ideologies and the Nietzschean Uberman philosophy. It is classist, because they are the superior ones, in a higher class, by themselves, better than everyone who again is not them.

Viewed logically, without paradox or internal contradiction based in arrogance of presupposed intellectual/moral eliteness, it is quite clear that Atheism is the most dangerous ideology of all, if for no other reason than its irrationality, but also for its lack of moral grounding as the world has seen in Atheist nations ever since 1917. And denial of that objective fact involves still another internal contradiction.

Another Way Obama Protects Terrorists

Besides visiting their anti-American mosques, trading them for traitors and kidnapped Americans, randomly freeing them from Gitmo and protecting their oil fields:
DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties
Read it all, THERE.

The Invasion of Rape Jihadis

Five migrants among seven young men who 'laughed, danced and sang in Arabic as they gang raped unconscious girl of 17'

It is believed the attack happened after the girl passed out after drinking at a party.

One of the rapists later told police: "She can't complain. Women must obey men."

The shocking assault happened in November but was only discovered this week by a teacher at a school in Ostend, Belgium.

A police probe was launched after a 14-year-old boy at the Ostend Technical Institute bragged about a photo of himself dressed in military fatigues and holding a sub-machine gun
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This is not aberrant behavior, it is cultural. The culture is Islam from the middle east, exactly the demographic of the "refugees".

Jihad includes the act of taking the Islamic culture to foreign lands and inhabiting them; Jihad is not limited to the murder of infidels.

Logical Paradox As Double Standard

Glenn Reynolds, at Instapundit:
I’M SO OLD, I REMEMBER WHEN DEMOCRATS ONCE BELIEVED IN THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. Madeline Albright: ‘There’s a special place in hell’ for women who don’t back Clinton:
“A lot of the younger women don’t think — that think it’s been done. It’s not done. And you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you,” Albright said. “And just remember — there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Gennifer Flowers all likely agree with that last sentence.
It's OK to invoke God's punishment on your enemies, if you're a Clintonista. And maybe a President Hillary can muster the weaponized IRS army against them after she is elected. Hillary's always there for you includes being there to destroy you if you complain about Bill's rapes and her enabling those rapes.

How long will the Clintons remain above the law?

Chinese Education Rejectiing Feminism?

Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men

FUZHOU, China — The history class began with a lesson on being manly.

Lin Wei, 27, one of a handful of male sixth-grade teachers at a primary school here, has made a habit of telling stories about warlords who threw witches into rivers and soldiers who outsmarted Japanese troops. “Men have special duties,” he said. “They have to be brave, protect women and take responsibility for wrongdoing.”

Worried that a shortage of male teachers has produced a generation of timid, self-centered and effeminate boys, Chinese educators are working to reinforce traditional gender roles and values in the classroom.

In Zhengzhou, a city on the Yellow River, schools have asked boys to sign pledges to act like “real men.” In Shanghai, principals are trying boys-only classes with courses like martial arts, computer repair and physics. In Hangzhou, in eastern China, educators have started a summer camp called West Point Boys, complete with taekwondo classes and the motto, “We bring out the men in boys.”

Education officials across China are aggressively recruiting male teachers, as the Chinese news media warns of a need to “salvage masculinity in schools.” The call for more male-oriented education has prompted a broader debate about gender equality and social identity at a time when the country’s leaders are seeking to make the labor market more meritocratic.
During my short-lived substitute teaching career I walked into my third grade room-for-the day. Three girls were already there, and one shouted, "Finally! A man teacher!" I suspect that girls also would respond well to male teachers. But under feminista diktat, all men are rapists and must not be around children (being pedophiles by extension). I could teach third graders; they are old enough to want to learn, yet young enough not to have their brains bent totally to the Left and corrupted beyond hope. By seventh grade, the opposite is true, and the students run the school and dominate the teachers. By High School, chaos reigns with no possibility of teacher control. Which is why I quit.

Planned Parenthood Gets Federal Censorship of Damaging Videos

U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

A U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.

The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in a lawsuit last year of illegally infiltrating and recording its private meetings.

San Francisco federal judge William Orrick last year issued a temporary order prohibiting the distribution of the videos, which he extended on Friday until the litigation is over. Orrick said he reviewed the videos and found no evidence of criminal activity by NAF members.

Catherine Short, an attorney for the Center for Medical Progress, said they had expected the ruling. Derek Foran, an attorney for the National Abortion Federation, said they are pleased.

"NAF's members can sleep a little easier tonight," Foran said.
NAF's members sleep well when they operate in secret; disclosure of their activities makes them nervous? As if they had consciences? No, nervous that they might lose customers for their kill attitudes and procedures if light is shown on them, illuminating for all to see.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Media, On Life

Media bias in two pictures
Do you remember this picture?



It was taken by JD Mullane, a news columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times, showing the empty rows reserved for the media during the criminal trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. When America’s most prolific serial killer was on trial for multiple murders and the jury was hearing horrific details of what occurred in Gosnell’s abortion clinic, the media didn’t bother to show up.

However, the media was highly interested when prolife activist/citizen journalist David Daleiden went to the Harris County courthouse yesterday to merely post bond after being charged with using a fake driver's license to go undercover into Planned Parenthood. Daleiden was offered a plea deal to received only probation which he turned down.

Below is a picture taken by Phil Archer, a KPRC Local 2 Reporter, showing the hallway of the courthouse filled with media. Archer also posted a video which shows media personnel with at least 7-8 large video cameras and numerous others taking photos.



This is a prime example of media bias. When the media thinks a story will show abortion providers in a bad light, the media are nowhere to be found but when they think a story will hurt the prolife movement, they show up in droves.

While Planned Parenthood has been giddy about the charges filed against Daleiden, if Harris County prosecutors go forward with these charges, Planned Parenthood executives will be subpoenaed to testify and the videos of Daleiden's undercover work will become evidence.

[Emphasis added]

More Protection For Poor Feeble Feminists

FEMINISM IS TOTALITARIANISM: All Anti-Feminist Talk Would Be Criminal ‘Hate Speech’ If U.K. Activists Get Their Way. Well, unless it’s by Muslims, because then banning it would be racist or something.
Driscoll at Instapundit
Obviously, censorship laws are required:
Bid for new law banning hate speech against women as protests against rape advocate are planned

“It provides that it is a criminal offence for a person to behave in a threatening or abusive manner that would be likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm. This would include threats of sexual violence,” he said.
[emphasis added]
Rape advocate? Isn't rape already illegal in Britain? Oh yeh - Not for ethnics and members of parliament. Those are protected groups.

The Two Faces of Marco Rubio

Schlafy Disembowels Rubio:
Marco Rubio record since his election
One face toward hispanics, second face toward constituents and conservatives. No wonder he's the current darling of the "establishment" RINOs.

Audit Shows Voter Fraud?

Dems Take Delegate From Sanders, Give It To Hillary

Friday, February 5, 2016

Another Way To Deal With FFRF?



Atheists Push the Envelope at Kans. Post Office

If the Freedom from Religion Foundation didn't like one "God Bless America" sign, then 1,500 must have really made its blood boil! That's how many the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas posted on lawns, car windows, and in businesses after the anti-Christian bullies forced the local post office to tear down its 9/11 banner. After standing for more than 14 years, the building sign was a casualty of FFRF's small-town war on the First Amendment.

And while Pittsburg may have lost the banner, they didn't lose the battle. A local businessman was so irate that he worked through the night printing "God Bless America" signs. By the next morning, he'd handed out more than a thousand in 45 minutes. Local twitter feeds started posting photos of the cars lined up to get a copy, as people honked and rolled down their windows to shout their thanks. "It's amazing," said Jason Marietta who was part of the Jake's Fireworks team handing out signs.

The story started catching fire in Kansas -- so much so that U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-Kans.) and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) both cheered the town's gumption. "It's outrageous that some would aim to divide a community over a banner that has been proudly displayed since September 11th. I commend the Pittsburg community for rejecting this decision, and I stand with them. The constitution guarantees... freedom of religion, not freedom from religion... Expressions of patriotism, faith, and community should be welcome in our society, and I have contacted USPS officials to express my concerns about their decision." Meanwhile, I'm sure that FFRF will be glad to know that the sign now has a permanent home: on the district office of a U.S. senator.
While this is good, funny even, FFRF did win. The Post Office caved instead of standing up with the courage of the Constitution. But. At the moment it is Obama's Post Office. It probably has its own army to guard against the commoners and clingers.

Leftist Logic

Just redefine the problem, and Zap: it's gone.
Rep. Conyers: Illegal Aliens ‘Are Not Engaging in an Illegal Act’

In a new and interesting twist on the ever-escalating immigration crisis, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) alleged during a House Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday that many illegal aliens crossing the U.S. border unlawfully “are not engaging in an illegal act” at all, but are actually following federal law.

Huh?
They are "refugees", doncha know, so they can come in anytime they want.

The Coming Post-Feminist Europe

Europe’s tragedy: Too much Angela Merkel, too little masculinity

Camille Pagilla, self-professed “feminist dissident”, put it like this in the Daily Mail:
“The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none of them have military service - hardly anyone, there are a few. But there is no prestige attached to it anymore. That is a recipe for disaster… These people don't think in military ways, so there's this illusion out there that people are basically nice, people are basically kind, if we're just nice and benevolent to everyone they'll be nice too. They literally don't have any sense of evil or criminality.’
According to Paglia, the results are there for all to see in the on-going dysfunction in Washington, where politicians ‘lack practical skills of analysis and construction’”.

The precise problem is that Europe's political leaders have no military background, unlike leaders of the past, for instance Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Churchill. For this reason, they lack the basic understanding for defending their culture, their country and its inherent values. They are self-deprecating and apologetic, gullible and caring to the point where their policies become severely harmful to the populations they are supposed to protect.

The feminine approach threatens to throw society into chaos and outright collapse because the rule of law and its enforcement are made subject to the priorities of care, understanding and inclusion. The shortage of masculine virtues affects society and the political system. The shortage of masculine virtues is the underlying cause of the immigration problems.

The present clash with Islam, driven as it is by a dominant male culture, reveals the lamentable shortcomings of post-modern feminist culture, which does not possess the strength to defend itself against a male-dominated culture. The gross violations against women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne provide a chilling reminder of the contrast; male aggression has gained a foothold and feminine values are helpless and unable to resist.

At the moment, Europe resembles a woman who allows herself to be battered and abused by her man. Like many battered women, she tries to cover her man's violations, makes excuses for him, and returns to him time after time.
Feminists control by whinging about their own Victimhood, and attract others who are more like evil mothers-in-law than actual warriors. They are single issue feminizers, unable to create anything of import, or for that matter, defend it. They are inward focused, narcissisticly obsessed with vagina issues to the point that nothing else matters or has value. So how did they gain control over men?

Germany was hyper-masculine prior to the end of WWII. Is it possible that its passing into ignominy under the split and occupation after the war essentially castrated the men, leaving only women and eunuchs, easy prey to feminist guilt-war? I honestly don't know.

Jonathan Haidt on the "Yale Problem"

A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt

JONATHAN HAIDT: ...I’ve begun calling it, “the Yale problem,” referring to the way that left-leaning institutions are now cut off from any moral vocabulary that they could use to resist the forces of illiberalism.

[...]

They’re so devoted to social justice, and they have accepted the rule that you can never, ever blame victims, so if a group of victims makes demands, you cannot argue back. You must accept the demands.

[...]

JOHN LEO: To get back to the lopsided faculties – -what are the chances of cracking anthropology or sociology?

JONATHAN HAIDT: Anthro is completely lost. I mean, it’s really militant activists. They’ve taken the first step towards censoring Israel. They’re not going to have anything to do with Israeli scholars any more. So it’s now – it’s the seventh victim group. For many years now, there have been six sacred groups. You know, the big three are African-Americans, women and LGBT. That’s where most of the action is. Then there are three other groups: Latinos, Native Americans….

JOHN LEO: You have to say Latinx now.

JONATHAN HAIDT: I do not intend to say that. Latinos, Native Americans, and people with disabilities. So those are the six that have been there for a while. But now we have a seventh–Muslims. Something like 70 or 75 percent of America is now in a protected group. This is a disaster for social science because social science is really hard to begin with. And now you have to try to explain social problems without saying anything that casts any blame on any member of a protected group. And not just moral blame, but causal blame. None of these groups can have done anything that led to their victimization or marginalization.

JOHN LEO: No. Never.

JONATHAN HAIDT: There used to be this old game show when I was a kid, called “Beat the Clock.” And you had to throw three oranges through a basketball hoop. Okay, that doesn’t look so hard. But now you have to do it blindfolded. Oh, now you have to do it on a skateboard. And with your right hand behind your back. Okay. Now go ahead and do it. And that’s what social science is becoming.

JOHN LEO: Well, but there’s always a possibility of truth and accuracy. I mean, why is the professoriate so…

JONATHAN HAIDT: Spineless? Nowadays, a mob can coalesce out of nowhere. And so we’re more afraid of our students than we are of our peers. It is still possible for professors to say what they think over lunch; in private conversations they can talk. But the list of things we can say in the classroom is growing shorter and shorter.

JOHN LEO: This sounds like the Good Germans.

JONATHAN HAIDT: Yes. Exactly. It is. It’s really scary that values other than truth have become sacred. And what I keep trying to say – this comes right out of my book The Righteous Mind – is that you can’t have two sacred values. Because what do you do when they conflict? And in the academy now, if truth conflicts with social justice, truth gets thrown under the bus.
Haidt is rather strange, in that he fights Social Justice, but hates the Republicans who fight Social Justice; he says he will vote for whichever Democrat opposes Trump or Cruz, meaning that he would prefer a treasonous, lying criminal or a Marxist Socialist. Still, his assessment of illiberalism, leftist anti-diversity of thought, and Social Justice is spot on. Odd.
JOHN LEO: What happens to the academy now? You used the word ”die.” Is it dead or dying? Most academics think it’s just aflutter. They seem to have no idea that something important happened at Yale.

JONATHAN HAIDT: The big thing that really worries me – the reason why I think things are going to get much, much worse – is that one of the causal factors here is the change in child-rearing that happened in America in the 1980s. With the rise in crime, amplified by the rise of cable TV, we saw much more protective, fearful parenting. Children since the 1980s have been raised very differently–protected as fragile. The key psychological idea, which should be mentioned in everything written about this, is Nassim Taleb’s concept of anti-fragility.

JOHN LEO: What’s the theory?

JONATHAN HAIDT: That children are anti-fragile. Bone is anti-fragile. If you treat it gently, it will get brittle and break. Bone actually needs to get banged around to toughen up. And so do children. I’m not saying they need to be spanked or beaten, but they need to have a lot of unsupervised time, to get in over their heads and get themselves out. And that greatly decreased in the 1980s. Anxiety, fragility and psychological weakness have skyrocketed in the last 15-20 years. So, I think millennials come to college with much thinner skins. And therefore, until that changes, I think we’re going to keep seeing these demands to never hear anything offensive.

JOHN LEO Like micro-aggression, trigger warnings, safe spaces and different forms of censorship for anything that bothers them?

JONATHAN HAIDT: Yes, that’s right. Even much of the gender gap in STEM fields appears to result from differences of enjoyment-–boys and girls are not very different on ability, but they’re hugely different in what they enjoy doing. Anyone who has a son and a daughter knows that. But if you even just try to say this, it will be regarded as so hurtful, so offensive. You can get in big trouble for it. And that’s what actually showed up in the article I have online where I gave a talk at a school on the West Coast, and a student was insisting that there’s such massive institutional sexism, and she pointed to the STEM fields as evidence of sexism….

JOHN LEO: Is this the talk you gave at a high school you called “Centerville”?

JONATHAN HAIDT: Yes, “Centerville High.” That’s right. That’s exactly what this was about.

JOHN LEO: Where the girl stood up after your talk and said, “So you think rape is OK?”

JONATHAN HAIDT: Yes, that’s right. It’s this Marcusian rhetorical trick. You don’t engage the person’s arguments. You say things that discredit them as a racist or a sexist.

JOHN LEO: How do they learn that? The young don’t read Herbert Marcuse.

JONATHAN HAIDT: I don’t know whether they get it from one another in junior high school or whether they’re learning it in diversity training classes. I don’t know whether they’re modeling it from their professors. I do believe it’s in place by the time they arrive in college. And colleges are teaching this. Now, some colleges are much, much worse than others. We know from various things we’ve read and posted on our site, that liberal arts colleges – especially the women’s schools – are by far the worst.

JOHN LEO: Women’s schools are worse?

JONATHAN HAIDT: Nobody should send their child to a women’s school any more. And that’s especially true if you’re progressive. The last thing you want is for your progressive daughter to be raised in this bullying monoculture, and to become a self-righteous bully herself.

[Emphasis added]
Read it all, there.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Contestant For The Darwin Award

This guy blew his own butt right out of the plane without hurting anyone but himself.

Report: Man Ejected From Somali Plane in Midair Was Suicide Bomber


Report: Man Ejected From Somali Plane in Midair Was Suicide Bomber

The man who died after being sucked out of a Somali passenger jet in midair on Monday appears to have been the person who detonated the bomb, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Man Reportedly Sucked Out of Somali Passenger Plane After Midair Explosion

A Daallo Airlines flight had been in the air over Somalia for only five minutes when a hole opened…

Citing a diplomatic source, the Journal’s Heidi Vogt writes that the man was able to “bypass rigorous security screening in Mogadishu” by arriving to the airport in a wheelchair. The source said the man was loaded onto the plane in the wheelchair and then moved to a regular seat. Five minutes after takeoff he then would have detonated the bomb and been pulled through the resultant hole in the fuselage.

All other passengers survived the incident, meaning this ended up being closer to a Jackass stunt than a terror attack.
This is almost as good as when the three terrorists who were discussing a bomb one of them was holding were blown up when a British sniper shot the bomb.

And Besides, They Are Also RaceTraitors

NYT Opinion: Cruz and Rubio's Historic Performance In Iowa Isn't Historic At All, Because They're Not Really Latino
If you don't encourage breaking the law by ILLEGAL entry into the USA, then you're dead to the Dems. Also your racial identity is cancelled.

Poll of the Day

ONLY NOW, AT THE VERY END, DO THEY UNDERSTAND: Poll: 81% Think Federal Government is Corrupt.
How can it be corrupt if it has no morals to define corruption?

A Femynyst Blows Hyr Cool

Courtney Enlow BLOWS UP
I didn't read the whole thing. Her one track, one issue position, and her flaming anger at criticism of Hillary is obvious from the first few paragraphs. Do read the part about her husband and Bernie's hair; she must be a joy to live with.

But it does show how the Left is eating itself.

Jeb Bush's Two Words Supplant Hemmingway's Six Word Story

Jeb Bush made a statement, then waited. Silence. So he said, "Please clap". This attempt at wit did get some laughs and applause, yet it will likely dog him for a long time. Taken by itself it is just pitiful, the begging of the last of a dynasty who didn't - couldn't - complete the chain.

A commenter on twitter said that Jeb's plea "supplants Hemmingway's Six Word Story". I had not heard of that, so I looked it up. Responding to a challenge to write a complete story in six words, Hemmingway wrote this: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

The Entire Administration Might Be Headed For Prison

First Patreaus; then Hillary; then Obama: now...
Hmmm: Kerry sent Hillary classified e-mail over his private account
Actually, I say just deport them all to Russia, and they can all play poker with Snowden.

Actually, it's treason. How about a public group hanging, like the old days?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Professor Takes On Socialism and Maleducation.

OU professor: Youths' attraction to Sanders shows education failure
David Deming


It's disheartening that an avowed socialist is a viable candidate for president of the United States. Socialism is a dead end. For hundreds of years, it has failed everywhere it's been adopted. The enthusiasm of our youth for the candidacy of Bernie Sanders is a symptom of our failure to educate them, not only in history, government and economics, but also basic morality.

You don't have to be a student of ancient history to know socialism doesn't work. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 was an unequivocal demonstration of the moral and economic superiority of capitalism. The misery caused by socialism is unfolding today in Venezuela. Since Venezuela embraced socialism in 1999, poverty, crime and corruption have all increased. Grocery shelves are empty and the annual inflation rate is estimated to be as high as 200 percent.

The United States is a constitutional republic founded on political equality, not equality of income or circumstances. Our system of government was designed to secure the natural rights of its citizens. These rights include not only “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” but the right to acquire and maintain private property. The Founding Fathers considered property rights to be sacred and
paramount.

Under capitalism, goods and services are distributed through private, voluntary exchanges. When people engage in volitional transactions, everyone benefits. If we believe a transaction is in our best interest, we have an incentive to maintain good relations with those with whom we're trading. Thus a society based on freedom and trading promotes good will and civility. Our free-market system has produced the greatest prosperity in human history.

There are no property rights under socialism. Goods and services are distributed by force through political means. Everything you possess is subject to confiscation and redistribution. Industrious and productive people are punished; parasites are rewarded. When people come to believe they have a right to goods and services produced by other people, society disintegrates into squabbling factions. If socialism is allowed to progress to its logical extreme, it culminates in a military dictatorship like North Korea.

What about so-called “crony capitalism”? This is nothing more than socialism that benefits the wealthy and influential. It's just as wrong as any other form of socialism. The cure is to limit government power. Human nature is corruptible. If government has the power to redistribute wealth, it will always act in the interests of the powerful segments of society. What made America great is not progressive government, but the genius and industry of a people freed from arbitrary power by the chains placed upon government by our Constitution.

Socialism isn't so much a legitimate economic system as it is a moral failing. It will always exist because ignorant people will always want something for nothing. If we want to retain our freedom and prosperity, then we must educate our children that the purpose of government is to secure liberty, not provide free lunches.
Maleducation is no accident; it is the objective of totalitarian Leftists, and has been implemented by the very unelected officials who inhabit education, from the Department of Education (which redistributes wealth depending on ideology) to the self-selected professoriat, to the first grade teachers who implement sex perversity spectrum possibilities to 5 year olds. There is no values-free education; there are only bad values and good values. Education has largely eschewed good values.

Uh-Oh

German teen admits she lied about migrant gang rape

BERLIN, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old German girl has admitted she lied about being gang raped by migrants, an allegation that ignited a diplomatic war of words between Germany and Russia and further stirred anti-immigrant feelings in Europe.

The teen, who was identified only as Lisa under German privacy laws, said she made up the allegation she was abducted and raped by three men of Arabic and Turkish descent to cover the 30 hours she spent with a 19-year-old man and his mother.

And Another Reason To Vote For Trump... Or Cruz.

One quarter of federal workers might quit if Trump wins
But wait a minute. How many would quit if Cruz wins? His ranking is even better than Trump's. I'm betting that zero quit their cush, high paying, low risk jobs; they'll have to be canned, if the government is ever to be reduced to a no-debt, fiscally responsible, taxpayer responsive unit.