I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas. One is as free to condemn Islam — or Muslims, or Jews, or blacks, or whites, or illegal aliens, or native-born citizens — as one is to condemn capitalism or Socialism or Democrats or Republicans.
Read the whole piece, it's a good one.
***Social Security is in worse shape than we thought. But remember the wailing and howling from the Left when the Republicans wanted to reform it during Bush's tenure? No one would have been forced out, it would have been voluntary, and people could keep their money and invest it elsewhere if they wished. That's what Democrats hated about it - it gave people more control over their own money. You need to realize that that is anathema to a liberal. They think they have the right to spend your money how they see fit.
The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033—not an optimistic forecast. But it may be even bleaker than that.
New studies from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers find that the SSA's actuarial forecasts have been consistently overstating the financial health of the program's trust funds since 2000.
"These biases are getting bigger and they are substantial," said Gary King, co-author of the studies and director of Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. "[Social Security] is going to be insolvent before everyone thinks."
Well of course they're gonna lie about it. Democrats can't have an informed electorate - they'd never win another election.
***Key steps to make sure your nest egg doesn't crack. Good advice here.
***A hands free dog walking device?
***Lots going on this weekend - a full day both days! Gonna be fun, though. We get to see lots of family. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Mother's Day!
***Our new Attorney General vows to investigate the Baltimore Police - but of course she can't be bothered to investigate Hillary. Never forget the 10 Republican turncoats who made her confirmation possible. I certainly won't.
***Clinton "Fact Check" under fire. Oh come on, who expects anything about the Clintons to be truthful?
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13th, 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He died on July 4, 1826 in Monticello, Virginia, just hours before John Adams. Not much of a public speaker, Thomas Jefferson was considered a "silent member" of Congress, but made his point with the pen. At the age of 33, he drafted the Declaration of Independence and would later add his signature to history on that very document. As the 3rd President of the United States he served two terms and oversaw budget cuts, eliminated whiskey tax, and reduced the national debt by a third.
***Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ~~ Charles F. Kettering
***Have a great day!