To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Joseph Milligan (1816)
The single largest and most glaring problem with the looming federal government shutdown is also the one issue that America’s domestic enemies, the Liberals and Progressives, absolutely refuse to acknowledge.
If even a temporary shutdown of the US federal government, even with the various protected spending such as Social Security, Medicaid, ,and road building / maintenance funds, would do great harm to the states and the People at large, then the federal government is too large, too pervasive, and too invasive by an order of magnitude.
It’s almost funny watching the Left’s refusal to apply their hatred of, “Too Big To Fail” to the federal government.
Victories are to be savored, even small ones like the recent victory of Americans over Obama’s cultists in Wisconsin.
The Hudson School District has been forced to issue an apology for attempting to indoctrinate middle school students into “serving” Obama through the use of a propaganda video that had celebrities pledging to serve Obama.
It’s only a small victory for the American people but it’s a victory nonetheless.
Personally, I don’t think that an apology and a promise that the video will never be used again is enough. Every member of the teaching staff, school administration, and District School board that was involved in approving and airing this disgusting paean to tyranny and servitude to Obama should, at a bare and merciful minimum, lose their jobs.
And yes! Godwin be damned; the mix of the opening Bauhaus-styled Obama imagery and the celebrity pledges of servitude to Obama were very reminiscent of mid-to-late 1930s Germany.
We, the People have never, do not, and never shall serve the President. He, like all elected or appointed politicians and bureaucrats are our servants. They deserve whatever respect their job performance earns them and nothing more.
Anyone that attempts to tell American children otherwise is an enemy of our nation and people and should be treated as such in all ways and without compunction.
Cultural Relativism is a term coined by philosopher and social theorist Alain Locke. It became popular – indeed, axiomatic among certain Liberal intelligentsia – due to the extended works of anthropologist-cum-activist Franz Boas and the large number of students who followed the doctrine of Boasian anthropology and its call for them to use their studies in the cause of social activism rather than maintaining the detachment, objectivity, abstraction, and quantifiability in their work that is the touchstone of true scientific endeavor.
the belief that the importance of a particular cultural idea varies from one society or societal subgroup to another, the view that ethical and moral standards are relative to what a particular society or culture believes to be good/bad, right/wrong
On the plus side, Boaz was correct in maintaining that groups’ behaviors are based upon their culture as opposed the their race. This, however, is more than counterbalanced by his postulate that Right and Wrong only exist within respective cultures and societies and that it is wrong to judge individuals’ actions by any higher and/or more universal standard.
Cultural Relativism – Keeping One’s Head Buried In The Sand
Of course, cultural relativism requires that individuals and societies keep their heads firmly buried in the sand to avoid noticing any of the behaviors of others that might find objectionable or horrific.
Cultural relativists cling to the belief and, following the tenets of Boasian activism, try to force others to accept that all cultures are worthy in their own right and are of equal value and that diversity of cultures, even those with inherently conflicting moral beliefs, is not to be considered in terms of right and wrong or good and bad.
America’s plodding, shambling march away from the hallowed halls of meritocracy and into the filth-strewn alleys of ineptocracy is sadly easy to explain once ones learns a simple, horrid fact.
Sad Book Facts – Read It And Weep
If Americans don’t pry themselves of The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat this won’t change and our society will devolve to the point where it becomes impossible for America to continue to exist as a culture or nation.
Obama jabbered a lot how the ACA aka Obamacare would lower health insurance premiums, especially for those who couldn’t get health insurance coverage through their employers.
Obamacare’s Impact On Individual Health Insurance Premiums
The Society of Actuaries has exposed this as just another of Obama’s seemingly endless stream of lies. In 45 of 50 states the average premiums for individual health insurance will increase by an average of approximately 35% nationwide.