WHY SOME PEOPLE CENSURE BAD BEHAVIOR VERY SLIGHTLY NOT AT ALL — PART 1

Is Adam Smith‘s The Wealth of Nations relevant today. You be the judge. 

In what follows, Smith explains the role that class distinctions play in morality. What is the subject? It is not what you would expect. Smith is speaking “Of the Expence of the Institutions for the Education of Youth.”

In every civilized society, in every society where the distinction of ranks has once been completely established, there have been always two different schemes or systems of morality current at the same time; of which the one may be called the strict or austere; the other the liberal, or, if you will, the loose system. The former is generally admired and revered by the common people: the latter is commonly more esteemed and adopted by what are called people of fashion. Continue reading “WHY SOME PEOPLE CENSURE BAD BEHAVIOR VERY SLIGHTLY NOT AT ALL — PART 1”

OUR POTUS OF PLATITUDES FINALLY DEIGNS TO RELEASE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Read this guy’s bio here. Compare it with some of his predecessors.

It was, of course, too much to ask of our POTUS of Platitudes. Only the coarse and vulgar masses would dare (Birthers Still Have Questions About Obama’s Birth Certificate (PICTURE)). Unfortunately, as any Liberal Democrat will tell you, the unwashed masses form the majority in this nation (Where Was Obama Born?; Poll Shows People Are Dumb).

It is truly a shame, but Americans still have this strange attitude. Full of delightful platitudes or not, our POTUS ranks only first among equals. Therefore, since the Constitution requires the president to be born in the USA, we expect him to produce a birth certificate that says as much.

Is it an unreasonable request? Apparently so. Our POTUS is special. Nevertheless, I have some questions.

  • When was the last time you requested a security clearance? You don’t think that requires a birth certificate? 
  • How did you get your social security number? 
  • When you did the paperwork for the census, did you fill out the long form?
  • Do you know what the guys at the State Department think belongs on the form if you want a passport? No? Then check out Need a Passport? Better Get It Now at Freedom, by the way. You won’t believe it.

AN INTERESTING RANT

H/T to Fishersville Mike (Disrupt the Narrative).

When I first saw Mike’s post, I thought he was linking to Disrupt The Narrative. Then I realized Mike was having a little fun, as usual.

In his post, Mike links to Fred Thompson Warns Candidates About “The Narrative”, a post at the Ace of Spades HQ. Here Ace speaks to his personal experience with “The Narrative”.  

What’s “The Narrative”? As Thompson describes it (here), “The Narrative” is what the Liberal noise media wants us to believe — as opposed to the actual facts. What Ace does is broaden the discussion of “The Narrative”, elaborating on the mechanism. In the course of his article, Ace suggests a very interesting thought experiment. Continue reading “AN INTERESTING RANT”

WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE UNDECIDED

Defining The Conflict

When I got the following comment from Eric the 1/2 Troll, it set me to thinking.

Well, I thought, this might be an interesting topic to discuss. Why not jump in. So I clicked on the link and read the first line:

“Just as President Obama wants to change what it means to be American…”

Anything that starts with this sort of rhetoric is not worthy of further serious consideration. I will withhold my opinions on “hell”. Too bad. (from here)

What exactly had caused Eric to take offense? Why didn’t Eric like how this article, CROUSE: Beware: Hell exists, begins? Let’s look at all of that first sentence. Continue reading “WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE UNDECIDED”