Worst president ever
To the editor: “All the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air.” — Barack Obama, State of the Union Speech, Jan. 12, 2016. Three days later, the headlines read, “Wal-Mart closing 154 stores in the U.S. — 10,000-15,000 jobs to be lost.”
Obama and his Democrat cronies pandered to the LIV (low-informed voter) in 2012: “Under Obamacare, your health insurance rates will be cut by $2,500.” Later, we learned they increased 10-40 percent.
ISIS is a “JV” team, said Obama. I sure would hate to see an Obama varsity team, but that would be Islamic terrorists.
Four Americans died in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Obama, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice told us that the attack was sparked by an anti-Islamic video. If Clinton had been there, would our non-response have been different?
May we all rejoice as the worst president in U.S. history will be gone in 11 months!
Raymond C. Dyer
The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.