Outside the Asylum
Weighed against the bank accounts of President Barack Obama and the multimillionaires who back and control him, $5,320.88 is pocket change. Yet that “paltry” sum is all Obama spent to try to influence the non-Federal criminal jury in George Zimmerman’s trial.
In a stunt orchestrated by a self-labeled “human rights” group called “Reprieve,” Mos Def endured a demonstration of the force-feeding method currently being employed at Gitmo to keep hunger-striking islamofascists from hunger-striking out.
In a recent piece for American Thinker, author Michael Sheppard asked: “Bush/Palin 2016: the GOP’s Only Chance?” Now, Sheppard is a bright fellow; and I’m sure he’ll find a way to endure the slings and arrows of my outrageous critique when I say: Not just “no,” but hell no.
Last week, while the rest of us toiled to pay her salary, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-her husband’s bank account) took a moment away from her fabulously opulent life to remind us how lucky we are to live in the land of the formerly free and the home of the enslaved.
Let’s hear it for Rachel Jeantel. After all, without her spectacular performance last week on the witness stand in the show trial of George Zimmerman, we would never have learned that surly racists are neither surly nor racist.
Some endeavors are best left to the Federal government, loath though I might be to admit it: the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System and keeping Harry Reid occupied, for example. The problems always seem to start when the Feds take an active interest in the little things, such as what’s going on in your bedroom.
By the time you read this, our redoubtable defenders of freedom in the U.S. Senate will have voted on whether to turn the illegal immigration spigot from “steady stream” to “build an ark.” Though my deadline arrived before the vote, I doubt I’m treading on thin ice by guessing the Senate voted “si.”
On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 ruling, struck down the State of Arizona’s voter-ID law. Across the Nation, a hue and cry rose from conservatives. From their perspective, the Supremes had just shredded not only the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, but the sanctity and security of elections to come.
Liberals say “gun control” will cure everything from drug-fueled gang wars to jaywalking. But Newtown, Conn., already had the laws that the anti-Bill of Rights types want to impose on the rest of us. And Newtown is a libertarian paradise compared to Chicago.
Nearly two out of three Americans believe gathering intelligence on potential terrorism is more important than their Constitutionally affirmed freedom. As a Nation, we are more unified about turning over our freedoms than we are about virtually anything else of significance.