Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Education, Election 2016, Energy, Free Markets, Freedom, History, Immigration, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Progressives, The Constitution, The United States, Unemployment | Tags: A Long-Term War, The Election Aftermath, The State of Our Universities
I didn’t post anything yesterday, the freakouts around the country were just too much. When I got online this afternoon, checked my e-mail, and noticed the headline on one item “The Brain Restoration Project”, and I thought ‘oh good, they’re doing something about these ignorant protests’, but no such luck. It was a phishing thing trying to get demented older people to sign up for their medicine to prevent Alzheimers. But it’s still all riots and freakouts or speculation about who will be the next person named to the incoming administration and what Trump will do.
Here is clearly part of the remedy, but too late, too late! They’ve already become infantalized. Puppies and coloring books at some colleges, chocolates and puppies elsewhere.
There is something drastically wrong with our colleges and universities. It’s not something wrong with the kids, it’s the administration who are offering safe spaces and coloring books and puppies. How did this happen? And why aren’t the parents who are footing the bill raising Cain? Certainly they did in the case of Mizzou, and it affected their bottom line pretty dramatically.
Of course under the Obama administration any university that receives federal money has been required to have diversity officers, same-sex bathrooms and I’m sure there have been many other rules handed down. The Left wants the kids indoctrinated, and that’s what is happening.
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ABC News on the radio is talking about the protests, and counting up the popular vote for Hillary, with apparently no understanding of how an American election works. We really need to make plain to the media just what their role as “the fourth estate” is. They are not supposed to be the cheering section for their personal preferences. If they got into the news business to change the world, they need do some serious re-thinking. If that’s their choice, they need to sign on with a political campaign, and forget trying to be a news media star.
The protests are supposedly because Hillary won the popular vote, and thus she should have won the election. That’s Not the way it works. See the video on the Electoral College. This is the fifth time in American history when the candidate who won the election lost the popular vote. Here’s historian John Steele Gordon:
The first time this happened was 1824. Then, there were four candidates. John Quincy Adams won 30.9 percent of the popular vote to Andrew Jackson’s 41.4 percent. But neither received a majority in the Electoral College, and the decision went to the House. The fourth candidate, eliminated from contention, was Henry Clay–the Speaker of the House and as wily a politician as this country has ever known. He threw his support to Adams, who was elected by the House. Adams then made Clay his secretary of state, a move that Jackson called a “corrupt bargain.” Four years later, Jackson clobbered Adams, winning 56 percent of the popular vote to 43.6 percent for Adams.
The protests are something else, however. The pre-printed signs come from International A.N.S.W.E.R. They are advertising for ‘activists’ on Craig’s List, and will pay protesters $15 an hour.
Front Page Magazine: “The Communists Behind the Anti-Trump Protests” by John Perazzo
The Daily Caller: “Anti-Trump Protests Funded By Left-Wing ‘Charity'” by Peter Hasson
Commentary: “Democrats Embrace Their Radicalism” By Noah Rothman
Front Page Magazine: “The Left Responds to Trump Win BY Ranting about “White People”
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And a Happy Veterans Day too!
Filed under: Freedom, History, Law, Politics, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: A Blessing from the Founders, Understanding the Constitution, Why not a Straight Popular Vote?
It’s about the time of year when people start complaining about the Electoral College, sure that it must be a bad thing. Understanding how it works and why we have it is important. It’s a very American institution, and it really is a good thing. We have a lot to be grateful to the founders for.
Ask yourself just why we have a Senate, with every state assigned two Senators. The House of Representatives represents the people and the population, The Senate represents the States, so that big populous states like California and New York have equal representation to the small state with fewer people. The Founders did a very impressive job of creating our Republic.
The Electoral College is based on the same principles. Since Hillary did very well in the popular vote, you will hear plenty of outcry from the Democrats, demanding that we do away with the Electoral College. This brief video from Prager University explains why that would be a very bad idea.
Filed under: Election 2016, Free Markets, Freedom, History, Humor, Media Bias, Politics, Progressivism, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: Election 2016, Newsweek Magazine, The Telegraph UK
From Britain’s The Telegraph today. “Hillary Clinton signs a copy of Newsweek’s ‘Madam President’ commemorative magazine on November 7. They printed one for Donald Trump, too, just in case. The old photo of Harry Truman holding up the newspaper with the Dewey wins headline remains a caution to the press. Can’t help but enjoy it.
Filed under: Capitalism, Cool Site of the Day, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Free Markets, Freedom, Global Warming, History, Junk Science, Politics, Science/Technology | Tags: Matt Ridley, The Greening of the Earth, The Royal Society
Matt Ridley is a fascinating speaker, and the world needs to know something about his ideas—they’re that good. Worth every minute. Published October 21, 2016.The speech was given October 17th at the British Royal Society.