There was a time when Americans would have been hard pressed to contain their outrage. They certainly wouldn’t have tolerated such governmental corruption and abuse. But we are no longer the people we once were. From an early age, we have had lessons about conformity and acquiescence to the state drummed into our heads. We have allowed ourselves to be easily placated by technological distractions and entertainment spectacles—including political spectacles.
A new study out by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) finds the opposite of what government health care proponents have claimed: the uninsured are not clogging America’s emergency rooms. Rather, those on “free” government health care are utilizing ER services at rates much greater than the uninsured or the insured. The more government involvement in health care, the worse things will get.
If history doesn’t help us in the world today it’s useless. We might as well study tea leaves if we can’t learn from the past to live in the present and shape the future. If we don’t learn the lessons of history, one day we’ll wake up to hear a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen, Babylon the great is fallen!”
At least one newspaper in South Dakota rejects allegations of being liberally biased…yet claims Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin reflects South Dakota values. Does that really add up in a state as conservative as South Dakota, when Herseth Sandlin votes with her liberal party over 90% of the time, and with San Francisco liberal Speaker Nancy Pelosi 84% of the time? I think some journalists are trying to pull my leg, don’t you?
A bill recently passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed into law by its governor, Jan Brewer, continues to make the headlines across the country. It authorizes police officers who have stopped someone in connection with another possible violation to check the citizenship of anyone they believe might be in our country illegally. At last count, 20 or so states are considering similar laws that, in effect, outlaws illegal aliens within their borders.