My Vote Will Not Be Wasted: To get my vote, you need to do more than give a good teleprompted speech; make jokes about Big Bird; tacitly approve of inaccurate ads created by your supporters; crease your pants just right; buy votes with food stamps, cell phones, and amnesty paid for with my tax dollars; throw a good party; shoot hoops; act cool; and lower your golf handicap. To get my vote, you need to be someone with integrity, someone who is qualified to help turn this country around, someone who puts individual freedom above all things government, who sees the role of government as first and foremost national security and in all other ways limited.
Abraham Lincoln said: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." That destruction begins with a single vote for the wrong candidate.
"You’ve gotta respect everyone’s beliefs.” No, you don’t. That’s what gets us in trouble. Look, you have to acknowledge everyone’s beliefs, and then you have to reserve the right to go: “That is f-----g stupid. Are you kidding me?” I acknowledge that you believe that, that’s great, but I’m not going to respect it. I have an uncle that believes he saw Sasquatch. We do not believe him, nor do we respect him!" — Patton Oswalt, on people’s beliefs
For the Undecided: For those who believe that taxes are also used to create jobs, consider this. Stimulating an economy by taxing to create employment is akin to opening the refrigerator door to cool the kitchen. Although you’ll feel some cool for a short time just in front of the open door, the overall effect heats the kitchen. Eventually the refrigerator will work so hard trying to cool all the heat it is producing that it breaks down and there is no longer even a cool spot to show for it. [Simple but very elegant simile! Poke a prog with it! – JS]
Florida Board of Education Thinks Blacks Are Dumber than Whites: How dare I, say you? Well, it isn’t me — it’s the Florida Board of Education which, in its convoluted manner of thinking, has established different standards of achievement that must be met based on race.
This would be incomprehensible, except when you consider whom we are dealing with: education bureaucrats, whose sole reason for existence sometimes appears to be placing children, teachers, administrators, and athletic coaches into nice, neat little racially identifiable boxes, the better to study them like lab rats or control an outcomes-based testing regime.
Nothing works to destroy self-esteem quite like telling a black child he will be held to a far lower standard than whites, Asians, or Hispanics. Recognition that poverty plays a role in lower test scores is one thing; codifying that difference by telling students that you are expected to underachieve compared to other children is tantamount to surrender. The problem is too large and too complex to solve so we will hide our failure by simply dumbing down the standards by which we judge our own progress.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. ~ F. A. Hayek
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