While I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Sowell, I'm afraid I disagree with his assumption that our citizenry would respond to clearly stated facts and historical evidence. We no longer live in a society that operates in this fashion. For the past 40 years or so, the news media, entertainment, & education industries have successfully created a narrative that is anchored in leftist emotionalism and imagery. Therefore, most of our population is not equipped to move through a discussion based in logic, precedent, & reason. They voted for Obama because he fit the narrative, not because they sat down and worked through the issues and ended up deciding he was the best person for the job.