Filed under: Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, History | Tags: Animal Rescue, Love and Kindness, Something Wonderful
Bandit the bull had spent his entire life in a narrow stable with no opportunity to stretch his legs or enjoy a bit of sunshine. But when Gut Aiderbichl sanctuary rescued Bandit and gave him a new life — that all became only history. Lovely story. I’ll borrow Vanderleun’s headline.
(h/t: American Digest)
Filed under: Capitalism, China, Europe, Foreign Policy, Freedom, History, Intelligence, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Russia, Terrorism, The United States | Tags: Bret Stephens, Foreign Affairs, The State of the World
Bret Stephens has been the foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal for nine years. This is a speech he delivered to the David Horowitz Freedom Center Texas Retreat, last June. A very thoughtful speech. It reflects much of the thinking expressed in his 2014 book America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.
It’s perhaps a little long for a Wednesday night when tomorrow is a work day, but do save it to watch when you have time. You will be glad you did.
Filed under: Capitalism, Crime, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Free Markets, Freedom, History, Immigration, Law, National Security, Police, Regulation, The Constitution, The United States, Unemployment | Tags: Heather MacDonald, Kate Steinle, Sanctuary Cities
Here’s Heather MacDonald, explaining mass illegal immigration and its effect on American society. Sweden was recently the most welcoming nation for Syrian refugees, after becoming the rape capitol of the world, Sweden has moved to limit refugee migration severely. Everybody wants to be ‘nice,’ they sympathize with the justifiable fear of refugees, but they were unprepared for the clash of cultures between 21st century European social democracy and Fifth Century totalitarianism.
Heather begins with the conundrum of Kate Steinle and her murder in a Sanctuary City by a five times deported illegal alien felon. Nice and Compassion, and Empathy have become guideposts for the Left, but they don’t fit well into the real world. What is to be done? When and where do you say Enough? It’s not an easy question and the answers are not easy either. Heather MacDonald is a certified expert in crime and policing, law and punishment, and borders and immigration. Pull up a chair and give a listen.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Free Markets, Freedom, History, Law, Progressivism, Regulation, Taxes, Unemployment | Tags: Challenges Unmet, David Harsanyi, President Barack Obama
“Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we have long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay — and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration for getting our spending under control.“
………………………………Barack Obama, Fiscal Responsibility Summit 2/23/09
“On January 20, 2009, the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated and saved the nation from the clutches of runaway capitalism, the national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08; Obama acting more responsibly than any Wall Street villain increased that by around $6,000,000,000,000. If Barack Obama paid the debt back a dollar a second, it would only take him 126,750 presidential terms to “finish the job” and put us back on solid fiscal ground. Assuming the debt didn’t grow in the meantime.”
………………………………………………………..David Harsanyi, The Federalist