Category: New World

The Brainwashing Bunch

American news outlets (well at least those not in Barack Obama’s lap) are filled with criticism on the Department of Education plans to bring Obama’s agenda into our nation’s classrooms. The ploy to reach and teach our children through a…

Dirty Secret No. 4 in Obamacare

by  Chuck Norris

Flying under the radar this past week was a new government report that
forecasts that the national debt will double over the next decade. The
White House has projected a cumulative $9 trillion deficit between 2010
and 2019, while the Congressional Budget Office estimates a more
optimistic $7.1 trillion, based upon the expiration of Bush tax cuts.
What this means is that Washington's out-of-control spending likely
will turn the nation's already-staggering $11 trillion in debt into an
astronomical $20 trillion.

 But there are at least two ginormous expenses that are excluded in
these projections. First, the projections from both the White House and
CBO incorporate their belief that the deficit will decline quickly over
the next three years, as they assume fewer bailouts are needed and the
economy will grow rapidly. But isn't there also the real possibility
that the economy will not recover as quickly as they hope? Every
additional bailout or stimulus (large or small) and every margin of
error in their three-year prospective climb out of the economic pit
will inflate our nation's debt balloon even more.

 The second expense is far less speculative — and it has to do with
about a fourth …

A nation ignorant of the truth

I was watching “Jeopardy,” sick, stretched out on the couch, feeling
too poorly to do anything except watch daytime TV. The game's
contestants were college students, and host Alex Trebek wanted the
students to fill in this blank from Psalm 23: “The Lord is my _____.”


Not one of those three very bright college students, from three of
the best-known universities in America, could fill in that blank. They
were totally unfamiliar with one of the most familiar lines in the
Bible.

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the “Little House” books, some of the most
popular classics of American literature. In one of those books, “The
Long Winter,” Laura describes how the teacher began the school day in a
one-room school in De Smet, Dakota Territory, in about 1880:


”The school will come to attention,” [Teacher] said. She opened her
Bible. “This morning I will read the twenty-third Psalm.”

 Laura knew
the Psalms by heart, of course, but she loved to hear again every word
of the twenty-third, from “'The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want,”
to, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the …

The Death of the Individual

Liberalism has given itself many different names over the years. The
American Left and its political vehicle, the Democrat Party, are most
accurately described as collectivists. The belief that unites the
various factions within the party is their determination to accumulate
power in the central government, which they believe is morally and
intellectually superior to individual citizens and free enterprise. To
accommodate this philosophy, they must break faith with the Founders’
devout belief in individual rights, which are not merely granted by the
State, but which transcend it… rights every citizen is born with, which
the State must respect.
Collectivism requires the denial that absolute individual rights exist
– there can be no such rights, for the existence of one would imply the
possibility of others. To quote a popular expression of collectivist
philosophy, consider Mr. Spocks’ famous line from Start Trek II: “The
needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” This is
close, but incorrect in one crucial detail: the collectivist believes
that the needs of the many outweigh the rights of the few, or the one.
This is why the death of Mary Jo Kopechne doesn’t trouble liberal
intellectuals all that much. …

A nation ignorant of the truth

I was watching “Jeopardy,” sick, stretched out on the couch, feeling too poorly to do anything except watch daytime TV. The game’s contestants were college students, and host Alex Trebek wanted the students to fill in this blank from Psalm 23: “The Lord is my _____.” 

Not one of those three very bright college students, from three of the best-known universities in America, could fill in that blank. They were totally unfamiliar with one of the most familiar lines in the Bible.

Dirty Secret No. 4 in Obamacare

Flying under the radar this past week was a new government report that forecasts that the national debt will double over the next decade. The White House has projected a cumulative $9 trillion deficit between 2010 and 2019, while the Congressional Budget Office estimates a more optimistic $7.1 trillion, based upon the expiration of Bush tax cuts. What this means is that Washington’s out-of-control spending likely will turn the nation’s already-staggering $11 trillion in debt into an astronomical $20 trillion.