Today’s Washington is about as attentive to the Tenth Amendment as the Unitarian Church is to the Book of Revelation.Continue reading “Several by Sobran”
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(1946-2010) American journalist and writer, formerly with National Review magazine and a syndicated columnist. “Perhaps the finest columnist of our generation.” — Pat Buchanan
Chesterton spoke of ‘the modern and morbid habit of always sacrificing the normal to the abnormal.’ It would be hard to sum up liberalism more succinctly.
The logic of gun control
Because the state can no longer protect us from crime, it wants to take away from us the means of protecting ourselves. This is the logic of gun control.
Can the real Constitution be restored?
Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn’t authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don’t understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.
Politicians and pickpockets
The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn’t get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself.
Destroying our protections
Altering the Constitution has become the daily business of the Federal Government which the document is supposed to guide and limit. Both Congress and the judiciary assume, and exercise, countless powers they aren’t entitled to.
When liberals clamor for ‘diversity,’ they don’t necessarily mean they are ready to tolerate actual disagreement.
Need, greed, and compassion
Today, wanting someone else’s money is called ‘need,’ wanting to keep your own money is called ‘greed,’ and ‘compassion’ is when politicians arrange the transfer.
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honour you can bestow on him. It means that you recognise his superiority to yourself.
The de-evolution of schooling
In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.