My disagreements with Democrats are not personal. My problem with Democrats is that I so vigorously disagree with so much of what they believe.
Sasha and Malia Obama have lived their lives with a mother and a father in the house who love them and who are active in raising them. For all of my disagreements with Barack Obama, this is a part of him that I like and respect.
The amount of money expended by the federal government on anti-poverty programs since 1965 is almost exactly equal to the national debt, currently approaching $17 trillion.
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson gave a speech at the University of Michigan in which he first proposed what he called the “Great Society.” So what of the Great Society on its 50th birthday? Sadly, there’s little to celebrate.
The poverty rate in America stands essentially unchanged from its level on this day 50 years ago. If nothing else, the War of Poverty has proved the words of the scripture in which Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.”
Recently, in an apostolic statement Pope Francis said, in effect, that capitalism is OK with him on the condition that we feed the poor. I say, with all deference to the Holy Father, that we can feed the poor only on the condition that we have capitalism.
America’s post-war wealth is now gone and in its place stands a mountain of debt that our kids will shoulder all the way to their graves.
Liberals believe that there is no societal ill that does not call for a massive dose of government – despite now four full generations of compelling evidence to the contrary.
The food stamp program has gone from an emergency program designed to meet exigent need into a program in which just about anyone can enroll at his or her individual option.
Since government has proved willing to substantially replace many of the things that mothers at one time counted on a man to provide, there is less incentive for women to weed out the men that won’t meet that responsibility.
The virtues of the American farmer as extolled by Paul Harvey in a commercial for Dodge trucks are the self-same virtues we look for in fathers – and for which there is no substitute when no father is around.
One of the biggest drivers of America’s massive spending and debt problem is our inability to weigh the good intentions of programs that spend billions of dollars against the actual results that those programs produce.