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Washington was "not a deep thinker"? Bunk! He was extremely well-read, possessing a 1000-volume library (full of his margin notes) on law, economics, history, politics, agriculture, etc. He was highly intelligent and shrewd, qualities which he used to become perhaps the wealthiest man in the country. More importantly, he literally invented the presidency out of the meagre provisions of the Constitution. The country was in a state of anarchy when he became president, and it was his wisdom and leadership skills that brought order out of that chaos. We shall not see his like again.
Try coming up with a sensible idea. Abolition is not only politically impossible, it would be terribly unfair to the millions of workers who paid into it for 40 years and would be starved without it. There are several ways to make SS solvent and to gradually eliminate it.
This column takes the prize for sheer stupidity.
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Will Dunbar Rise Again?

silentCalfan Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 11:28 AM
Disruptive students are nothing new. Even in the 1950's my high school had students who had no interest in education. They came to school only to pick fights and cause trouble. Fortunately, the administration was quick to expel such troublemakers so that learning could proceed. And this was at an all-white private school!
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Permission to Profile

silentCalfan Wrote: Apr 14, 2014 3:50 AM
Ivy League lawyers I have known have always been below average in legal skills and general intelligence. Perhaps that is why a federal government infested by them performs so poorly.
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Jeb v. Hillary?

silentCalfan Wrote: Apr 07, 2014 12:37 AM
Jeb Bush supports stupid progressive ideas like Common Core and amnesty, which shows he is completely out of touch with his supposed base. Beyond that, he does not have the guts to make the attacks on Hillary which that witch deserves. We don't need another "Nice Guy" candidate like Mitt in the coming knife fight with the Democommunists.
Progressives (aka Communists) seem to dislike most of our Constitution, including most of our Bill of Rights. However, they love Congress' power to tax and spend, and they also love the Fifth Amendment's protection against self-incrimination.
It all boils down to integrity and the lack thereof. The Obama admin simply cannot tell the truth about anything, not Obamacare, not Benghazi, not the IRS, not Fast and Furious, nothing. Everything Obama says is a lie.
Progressives' conduct is easy to explain in broad terms: they have a statist agenda, but they have neither integrity nor shame. Businesses, jobs, and lives destroyed in pursuit of that agenda are merely unimportant collateral damage.
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Federalizing 4-Year-Olds

silentCalfan Wrote: Mar 13, 2014 3:32 AM
The federal government has no legitimate role in education in the 50 states. The Dept of Education, Head Start, federal student loan and grant programs, No Child Left Behind, etc., all of it should be abolished.
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