We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Does the American Constitution protect unenumerated rights? Of course it does. Their intentions were clear as day: to limit the power of government, not to limit the power of the people. The notion that unlisted rights are not for the people turns history on its head.
Though many individual liberals have only goodwill toward black Americans, the liberal world since the late 1960s (i.e., after the major civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s) has done incalculable damage to black America and to race relations in this country. Whether out of guilt or because of its own racist views (i.e., the unspoken but regularly implied belief in the inferiority of African-Americans), the left-of-center's general attitude toward black Americans has been that they cannot be judged by the same standards as others.
From lowering standards of admission to universities to blaming the high number of black men in prison for violent crimes on white racism to decades of cultivating black victimhood and the subsequent Wright-like rage against America, liberals and their party, the Democrats, have immeasurably hurt African-Americans and America.
Top Photo from Theo: "U.S. Marines assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, wait aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyz Republic, March 27, 2008, to be flown to Kandahar Air Base in the Helman province of Afghanistan. U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Jason T. Guiliano"
Lower photo: from Gateway: "U.S. Army Warrant Officer Leslie "Scott" Henry fishes in a lake surrounding a former palace of Saddam Hussein at the U.S. headquarters Camp Victory in western Baghdad April 13, 2008. Henry is an experienced fisherman who helps other soldiers learn how to fish at the Baghdad Angler's Club and School of Flyfishing set up by U.S. troops. (REUTERS/Peter Graff)"
Bill Ayers will get a good deal more publicity if B.Hussein Obama gets the nomination. BHO's other Marxists friends will come under more scrutiny but not by the MSM. It will have to be done with private money or some other way.
It is too bad someone hasn't been tasked to clean up this guy.
It would be such a pleasure.
It is interesting how Microsoft gives the appearance of a rudderless ship. Ballmer has had sufficient time, and one would assume, money and smart advice to engender a vision for the company. Yet, the best he can do is to pursue an ill judged purchase. Me thinks he should consider early retirement.
An interesting perspective and good questions here. Flares