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For a while there I thought we were going to witness Lexington Green II, with the odds in terms of firepower, snipers, helicopters, no-fly zones, and etc., against the Bundys and all those who came to support them. But the "redcoats" backed off, their behind-the-front-lines commanders knowing that they'd been out-maneuvered by a really, genuinely "free press." The mainstream press was left eating dust, late and inaccurate as usual. However, I expect the feds are planning another strategy. Time will tell.
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Why Obama Wants America to Fail

Edward463 Wrote: Oct 11, 2013 6:46 AM
Obama is a nihilist. He destroys the good because it is the good. He is a wannabe tyrant who would like to have the powers that Vladimir Putin has. Grasp that fact, and you'll understand Obama's behavior and cavalier attitude towards the "pain and suffering" he is causing with the shutdown. He wishes America and Americans to submit to his wishes and his collectivist "vision."
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The Mindset of the Left

Edward463 Wrote: Jul 02, 2013 11:30 AM
One reason the Left can't abide facts is because facts are their enemies. They say that anyone presenting facts in an argument is a "right wing conspirator." They also say that facts are "relative" -- what's true for you isn't true for me, etc.
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Sex and the Military

Edward463 Wrote: Jun 12, 2013 1:08 PM
Sexual assaults in the military are not confined to men and women. Many of the assaults, here at home in the U.S., or overseas, are committed by homosexuals of either gender. So, why is the focus solely on men assaulting women? We don't hear much about the homosexual role, do we? Homosexuals can do no wrong, right? They are now the Progressives' pet "minority," and as with Muslims, we mustn't think ill of them -- or else be called phobic.
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Middle East 'Democracy'

Edward463 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 1:37 PM
Has Thomas Sowell been reading my column? See my recent article, "Democracy" vs. "Republic" here: http://ruleofreason.blogspot.com/2013/03/democracy-vs-republic.html I don't say that Mr. Sowell hasn't thought about this before. But, the timing is very close.
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A Real Term Limit

Edward463 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 8:54 AM
If readers want an education on the value of Mr. Sowell's suggestion on term limits, they should watch Netflix's "House of Cards," in which Kevin Spacey, an amoral career Democratic politician, employs "arts of evasion, effrontery, deceit and chicanery" to maneuver himself to the office of vice president. He boasts in one episode that he was reelected eleven times. The series is a valuable instruction in statist politics, and goes far to reveal the true character of career parasites like Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, et al.
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A Real Term Limit

Edward463 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 8:47 AM
If readers want an education on the value of Mr. Sowell's suggestion on term limits, they should watch Netflix's "House of Cards," in which Kevin Spacey, an amoral career Democratic politician, employs "arts of evasion, effrontery, deceit and chicanery" to maneuver himself to the office of vice president. He boasts in one episode that he was reelected eleven times. The series is a valuable instruction in statist politics, and goes far to reveal the true character of career parasites like Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, et al.
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From Affirmative Action to Diversity

Edward463 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:50 AM
To continue: The prohibitionist's motive was: I would prefer you not to drink (or smoke, or drink big sugary sodas, etc.). The affirmative action advocate's motive was: I prefer to see more blacks, or Hispanics, or women in your work force, or sports team, and in these proportions. These are the motives of authoritarians.
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From Affirmative Action to Diversity

Edward463 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:49 AM
"Like Prohibition, affirmative action and then diversity were originally noble efforts…." I hate to disagree, but Prohibition and affirmative action were not "noble," not in practice, and certainly not in motive. Prohibition's origins were the result of a concerted, populist campaign against liquor consumption, something not constitutionally a concern of the government. Neither was affirmative action, which mandated that employers were forced to hire people based on their race or gender, and not on an employer's own measure of value. Both laws were grounded in the Utopian and statist premises that reflected their champions' personal vision of how men should behave, for the good of "society." The prohibitionist's motive was: I would prefer
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Educational Rot

Edward463 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 10:15 AM
Nomad5: Bad money drives out good. Lousy or mediocre teachers in a government enforced monopoly (such as unions), outnumber and drive out good teachers. School administrators will not recognize or support good teachers because they are beholden to the unions, which resent good teachers and go out of their way to punish them for establishing benchmarks of excellence they don't think they need to measure up to. Beingbetter than a semi-literate or "average" teacher the unions regard as an imposition. Bureacracies tend to drown and suffocate outstanding talent. It's called "leveling the poppies."
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