***Lies and more likes. I don't think Democrats have any idea what truth is. Now they're peddling, once again, the idea that poverty causes terrorism. Well guess what? Democrat/socialist policies cause poverty! There is no evidence of the former, but a lot of evidence for the latter.
The canard that poverty causes terrorism just won't die. It was one thing when Nation writer David Corn and others connected the two back in 2002. The liberal default position is that poverty causes crime. It was an instant knee-jerk reaction after 9/11. But by now we all ought to know better. Except, the theory is still being peddled despite the lack of evidence to support it.
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***I don't have a lot of use for the Catholic faith, though I have many friends and a good portion of my family who adhere to it. Here is one reason.
Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week.Latin America's first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity, though his predecessors have voiced similar concerns.On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote a "worldwide ethical mobilization" of solidarity with the poor in a new spirit of generosity.He said a more equal form of economic progress can be had through "the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society."
In other words, he is advocating the state stealing your money and giving it to those it deems worthy of it. Never mind that YOU'RE the one who works for it, and if it's given away it should be your decision. Wonder how my friends at National Review Online are going to react to this? There are a lot of Catholics there. Love that web site, but when it comes to all things Catholic, well, they're pretty one-sided.
***From the "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" department. Bloomberg writer attacks Tim Scott as "Affirmative Action" token. If we don't run blacks, we're racist. If we DO run blacks, we're racists. Are you sensing a pattern? Who is REALLY the racist here?
Senator Tim Scott is a product of Republican reverse racism and low expectations, according to a Bloomberg News editorial board member.
In a racially charged screed entitled “Do Republicans Lower the Bar for Blacks?” Francis Wilkinson dismisses South Carolina Republican Scott, the first African-American to represent a southern state since the Republican senators of the Reconstruction era, as a “thing most rare and precious” who offers the GOP “both an absolution for the past and a shield for the present and future.”
Wilkinson offers little evidence for his thesis, and at least one claim — that Scott has achieved his place in the Senate by being “so far to the right that there was no space for a Tea Party challenge” — that seems to suggest Scott holds his seat through his own political abilities rather than any special racial treatment from the GOP.
***Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~~ George Santayana
***Have a great day!