Thanksgiving is our most old-fashioned holiday. Gratitude itself seems out of date at a time when so many people feel ‘entitled’ to whatever they get — and indignant that they didn’t get more.
Liberals take positions that make them look good and feel good — and show very little interest in actual consequences for others, even when liberal policies are leaving havoc in their wake.
Our tax system penalizes those who are producing wealth in order to subsidize those who are only consuming it.
Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.
Since wealth is the only thing that can cure poverty, you might think that the left would be as obsessed with the creation of wealth as they are with the redistribution of wealth. But you would be wrong.
When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.
Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.
In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees.
The political left has never understood that, if you give the government enough power to create ‘social justice,’ you have given it enough power to create despotism. Millions of people around the world have paid with the lives for overlooking that simple fact.
In the schools and colleges, the intelligentsia have changed the role of education from equipping students with the knowledge and intellectual skills to weigh issues and make up their own minds into a process of indoctrination with the conclusions already reached by the anointed.