Sunday, June 12, 2011

Conservative on Target! Natural Rights, Jesus-Socialism, Bailouts, Hillary, Jihad

imageJIHAD Watch! Eighty-one percent of the [US] mosques in the study feature Islamic literature that advocates violence. The authors divide the "violence-positive material" into two categories: 30 percent "moderate" violence, and 51 percent "severe" violence. … Further, 85 percent of the imams recommend this literature - both lay-written and authoritative Islamic texts (not including the Koran or Sunnah, writings said to be words and deeds of Muhammad).


Useful Idiot of the Week > "Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies." Hillary Clinton


University of Pennsylvania law professor David Skeel has an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal (June 5, 2011) challenging the notion that the GM and Chrysler bailouts are a "success" story. The bailouts will inevitably be an issue during next year's presidential election, with President Obama making the case the bailouts were not only successful but at good financial deal for the American taxpayer. Skeel points out that, in fact, taxpayers will end up subsidizing these two companies (to the tune of $14 billion) and that the government rigged their restructuring in ways that consciously ensured Big Labor's "pain" would be minimized while maximizing the pain felt by bond holders and shareholders.


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Quote the great free marketeer Claude Frederic Bastiat on his birthday (June 30): "Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty and his property."

 


image_thumb[1]Keep Jesus Out of Your Socialism

In Romans 13, Paul tells us that we pay our taxes and support the government so that we will have a just, orderly society in which law-abiding citizens are protected from wrongdoers. But the responsibility for mercy and compassion belongs to the church—not the government.