Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Adapted from an email going around the innerweb:

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:
  1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
  2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
  3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
  4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
  5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
  6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Here are some more:
  • We are advised to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
  • We constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money, but we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money. America will die when the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the ones who vote for a living. 
  • We are cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens (invaders). Your body has an immune system to stop invaders. The military is our national immune system. What are they doing?
Thanks to Uncle Richard for emailing me the inspiration.

Two Americas

In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama's "income inequality" speech.
The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
It was the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.
Vote Democrat.
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This is tied up in the myth of "white privilege", "male privilege" and all the other 'progressive' claptrap. Hard work heals all wounds. But life has never, ever been fair, and you can't legislate it to be. The best you can do is protect everyone's right to pursue happiness with equal justice under the law. Stop government corruption. Stop government interference trying to "level the playing field". The power that goes with thinking you can do that just invites the fraud and corruption that we have in spades today. Don't like "crony capitalism"? Don't like "corporate welfare"? Then deny government the authority to try to regulate these things! Insist on a constitutionally limited government!

Any regime that governs against nature, including human nature, is bound to fail. The entire economy will grind to a halt under the oppressive weight of a failed regime, that continues to think it can control the economy and guarantee equality of outcomes in a nation of individuals. The American dream will die when the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.