"I realize that the government can play a role in providing a social safety net, and it is one of the things that I really love about our country. But I am much more focused on how high we can rise than how far we can fall," writes Dr. Ben Carson. "The government has spent more than $19 trillion by some estimates on the 'war on poverty' since 1965. And yet the social pathologies plaguing our society are far worse today than they were when I was a child growing up in Detroit. This points to the fact that the progressive model has largely failed — and it is past time that we try something new."
Absolutely right. The Left hasn't been waging a war on poverty, they have been waging a war on poor people. I know I sound like a broken record, but their aim is to KEEP them there, give them just enough to be dependent on the government, then make the rules so that if they try to get out of their situation, they are punished. Most on government assistance are afraid, or unwilling, to try and lift themselves out of poverty because they will lose some or all of their government benefits. Some do that, there are those who have the will and courage to educate themselves and become self sufficient. But far, far more stay where they are, and vote for the candidates who promise to keep their assistance coming. That is not compassion, it's the opposite. Conservatives want to create a climate and economy that makes it easier for people to rise up out of poverty and take care of themselves. There is absolutely no doubt that people feel better about themselves if they're not dependent on others for their daily existence. This false compassion by the Left has destroyed more lives than any war has.
***Sometimes you just gotta shake your head in disbelief - Parents sue hospital for failed abortion. Their daughter is now 14.
***Well, I've been wanting to go to IKEA....but after this story I'm not so sure.
On Monday a 57-year-old Swedish woman and her 22-year-old son were reportedly stabbed and killed (one actually beheaded) by an Eritrean Muslim asylum seeker in the nation’s largest branch of IKEA.
Security camera footage from the brutal attack reportedly shows the 35-year-old man grabbing two knives from the kitchenware section just before two shoppers are attacked, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
The Express reports the suspect had met with migration officials just hours before the attack, and was soon to be deported.
Too late for the woman and her son.
But not too late for IKEA to take bold and swift action.
The Swedish retailer announced it will, for the time being, no longer sell kitchen knives in the store.
This happened in Sweden, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if it happened here.
***Wow. I could get used to this:
***Just found this - I like it!
***Sanders drawing record crowds. That is every bit as disturbing as a Hillary Clinton run. What is wrong with people?
When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders packed a Seattle arena last Saturday night with 15,000 people, it was the biggest rally of the early campaign season for either party.
But the record didn’t last long. The very next day, in Portland, Sanders almost doubled that. The crowd of 28,000 aging baby boomers and millennials ate up Sanders’ theme of income inequality.
“Almost all of the wealth is controlled by a handful of people, and together, we are going to change that,” Sanders roared, to thunderous applause.
Again I ask - how can people be so gullible?
In case you may be considering doing some camping this spring or summer, please note the following public service announcement:
In Alaska, tourists are warned to wear tiny bells on their clothing when hiking in bear country. The bells warn away MOST bears. Tourists are also cautioned to watch the ground on the trail, paying particular attention to bear droppings to be alert for the presence of Grizzly Bears.
One can tell a Grizzly dropping because it has tiny bells in it.
***Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either. ~~ Jewish proverb
***Have a great day!