“Conservatives use ‘patriotic correctness’ to regulate speech, behavior and acceptable opinions.” This is from a wonderful article by Cato’s Alex Nowrasteh.
I would add two things to this article:
- In addition to cops and border patrol agents, the patriotically correct deify military personnel and consider it treason to so much ask a question about the U.S. military.
- The patriotically correct believe the War on Drugs is some sort of divine undertaking.
Starting in late January, the Republicans will overwhelmingly control government everywhere in the United States.
- The White House.
- Both houses of Congress.
- 5 of the 9 supreme Court seats.
- 33 governorships.
- 69 of 99 state legislative bodies – Nebraska has only 1 chamber.
Look at these three maps. The numbers don’t add up to 50 as North Carolina’s gubernatorial race is still being decided.
Can we FINALLY … perhaps … maybe … possibly … theoretically … hypothetically … actually GET smaller, more economical, less intrusive government? We’ve only been waiting since 1981!
Democrats are at least honest about their passion for big government. Republicans talk like Patrick Henry, but elect people who govern like Bernie Sanders.
“Pure democracy” is just another phrase for “mob rule.” Dictatorship of the majority means 51 percent of the citizenry rule the other 49 percent. That minority has no rights except those the condescending majority grants. It works well for those in the 51 percent, not so much for those in the 49. Plato knew it, and James Madison, who knew his Plato, did too. Plato and Madison both recognized that justice and liberty for the minority is possible only when power is shared between groups in society.
Read the full article here.
From Slate … with links to source articles.
“Not Hillary” doesn’t change any of this.
“Because I also understand how, as an example, you have people in this country for 20 years, they’ve done a great job, they’ve done wonderfully, they’ve gone to school, they’ve gotten good marks, they’re productive — now we’re supposed to send them out of the country, I don’t believe in that, Michelle, and you understand that. I don’t believe in a lot things that are being said.” ~ Donald Trump, 2012
Don’t believe me?
In this article, he wrote the following:
“We will have to leave borders behind and go for global unity when it comes to financial stability.”