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By Dan Popp
May 30, 2012

Have you noticed that, whenever President Obama wants to take this country further down the road to hell, he mentions Jesus? And when he wants to inflict misery and murder on the next generation, he hides behind his children?

I keep hearing this argument that, because the Roman Catholic church doesn't get 100% compliance on a certain tenet, therefore that tenet is not protected by the First Amendment. Huh?

What Gov. Romney should have said: "The President's right; I wouldn't have given the order to kill bin Laden. I would have tried to capture him alive, then bring him to Guantanamo for interrogation. After we had waterboarded all the information we could out of him, I would have built a big latrine, secured him at the bottom of it, charged people $1 to use it, and balanced the federal budget."

The cable company charges me the same in the Summer as in the Winter. That's just wrong.

I'm dreaming, I know, but don't you wish the President would stop saying "Let me be clear," and just for once say, "Let me be honest"?

And then do it?

Your "bliss" is overrated. Oh, it's certainly better to enjoy one's work, than not to. But the value that each of us provides to his fellow human beings can be measured in dollars, among other things. From one viewpoint, it would be selfish to "do what you love," if that meant diminishing the quality of life for others.

I could give the State of the Union speech in one word. But they might have to bleep the entire speech for television.

HHS sees babies as an expense, and abortions as "savings." Here again we're confronted with the fact that barbarians see people as the problem, and government as the solution.

Listening to NPR commentators talk about the Constitution is like hearing vegans argue about the best steakhouse.

At the Last Judgment, I half-expect someone to say, "Well, that's Your opinion."

We the People can't give the government legal authority to do illegal things.

Politicians try to shift the negative consequences of their policies into the future. Speculators move future effects (both positive and negative) into the present. Which of these seems more dangerous?

The greatest threat to the future of America is barbarism; the delusion that I have a moral right to your property simply because my mob, using the weapon of government, is strong enough to take it.

How can Democrats pretend to be champions of the "working class" after spending half a century building the shirking class?

Some Congressmen want to return expenditures to 2008 levels. That's a nice idea, but the target is about a hundred years off.

And while we're at it, why are term limits good enough for the President, but not good enough Congressmen and Senators and Mayors?

If you're still not convinced that our President is a Marxist, try this test. Before any Obama pronouncement, insert the words, "As a committed socialist, I believe..." and see whether anything that follows contradicts that preface.

In its judgment of Obamacare the Supreme Court is not deciding constitutionality, but rationality. If non-commerce is commerce, then Aristotle was wrong — something can be both itself and its opposite — and we don't live in a rational universe.

If logic is a fiction, then "if/then" statements are silly.

Businesses, certain political organizations, and churches have no right to speak. Because they are groups, you see. So why do labor unions have a right to speak? Or government?

I propose a new federal motto: "I'm only pointing this gun at you because I love you."

Anyone who refers to them as the "Reverend" Jesse Jackson and the "Reverend" Al Sharpton and the "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright, should look up the word "reverend" in the dictionary.

Speaking of the War on Language, "rights denied" seems to be Newspeak for "requirements unmet."

Here's what happens government "helps" someone: The Constitution is violated; money is stolen; most of that stolen money is misdirected, mislaid or misspent in Washington; a little bit of it goes to the recipient; the recipient becomes a dependent; the politician gains more power. I count at least five negative consequences of this transfer, and only one potentially beneficial result. If your doctor wanted to give you a cure that came with five new diseases, would you call him "compassionate," or some kind of monster?

It is a crime to lie to Congress. Isn't that the funniest thing you've ever heard?

© Dan Popp

 

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