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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Constitutional Right To Riot?

Many leaders and citizens in the black community of Ferguson, MO, have called for an end to the riots, looting, property damage, and physical injury that erupted in the wake of the death of a black man shot by the police.

Not included among their number are professional rabble rousers like Al Sharpton or liberal-progressive media such as MSNBC, which have played up the Ferguson story night after night, attacking police “brutality” and supporting black rioters who shot at people, threw stones and bottles at police, while smashing and looting stores in the area.  Support for such overwrought “demonstrations” is a standard liberal-progressive vote-getting tactic intended to identify law-and-order with totalitarian thuggery.


Evidently, under the liberal-progressive, evolving Constitution paradigm, black mobs have special Constitutional rights that immunize them from prosecution. 


Read Fred Siegel’s A Grotesque Pantomime of Repression and Redemption
Activists and journalists are stuck in the racial resentments of the 1960s.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hubris (excessive pride or self-confidence leading to downfall)

Obama’s got it, in spades.

Read this editorial by Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, one of the leading propagandizers of liberal-progressive-socialism.  Hat tip to Jonathan S. Tobin on the Commentary website.

To fix foreign policy mistakes, President Obama must first admit them


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This is not to argue that Obama should dispatch hundreds of thousands of U.S. ground troops to the region. The point is that a doctrine whose first priority is avoiding U.S. engagement is bound to fail. The goal must be offensive: to defeat those forces that are destroying Iraq and Syria, from the Islamic State to the homicidal regime of Bashar al- Assad. That can be accomplished only with U.S. military and political leadership. And it will require Obama to accept the conclusion he still bitterly resists: that he was wrong.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Judaism Exalts Life; Islam Glorifies Death

See John Steele Gordon’s piece in the Commentary Magazine website:

Understanding A Simple Question


...But while the Schleswig-Holstein question might have been hard to understand, the Israel-Palestinian question is not.  Indeed, as Dennis Prager explains in this short lecture, it couldn’t be simpler.

A Critique Of The Fed’s Economic Theory

In two articles, economist Robert Higgs explains why macroeconomic, Keynesian theories, after more than four years, have failed to produced promised results.

Is Macroeconomics Really Economics?


Recession and Recovery
Six Fundamental Errors of the Current Orthodoxy

To read the article, scroll down below the introductory pitch for the Independent Review.

Big Brother’s Big Sister

Orwell’s totalitarian Big Brother would cheer for Elizabeth Warren’s procrustean liberal-progressive-socialist political state.

The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Obama, Obama Quite Contrary How Does Your Garden Grow?

President Reagan was right.  The government is the problem.

Obama’s Command Economy—Incompetent at Every Level

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Al Gore And Obama Are Steering Us Into The Abyss

Green energy in Germany and Spain, two of Obama’s models for U.S. energy policy, has been an unmitigated disaster.  Both nations are trying to reverse green energy policies that have ravaged consumers’ energy budgets, stifled industry, and sharply reduced employment.

Few Other Countries Are Following The Obama Administration’s Lead On Climate

Monday, August 11, 2014

Playing Politics With Our Future

Well-intentioned or not, Obama’s foreign policy has been egregiously simplistic.  As Eric Voegelin observed, left-wing radicals envisioning a perfect world and hubristically presuming that they can change reality succeed only in reducing political society to disorder.  Underlying reality does not change.

Iraq, Middle East Paying for Obama’s Miscalculation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pernicious Nonsense

Another gnostic program for social perfection from French socialist academe, the folks who gave us the Reign of Terror, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Obama’s Quest To Transform Our Constitutional Federal Republic

In Search of Greatness