I think Daniel J. Mitchell sums things up very nicely here. I feel about the same way.
Japan, you gave us karate, Godzilla, walkmans (remember those?), sushi, Hello Kitty, and cars which didn’t fall apart. Though we fought you bitterly in World War II America came to love you more than any other country in the world with the exception of the United Kingdom (and maybe Australia, Canada doesn’t count). We hate to see you in your current straights. One, because we have a general affinity for the Land of the Rising Sun. But two, because we are riding the same bullet train here in the States, just a little further down the track.
That ought to make Americans feel better about their government. Why not just put razor wire on the fence. Then electrify it. Then mine the south lawn.
Net neutrality as the president defines it is Net control.
Tonight is a sad night for this country. Tonight President Obama is expected to declare his intention to unilaterally bypass the Congress of the United States – a Congress that was elected by the American people – to declare what is essentially “amnesty” or at least the beginnings of “amnesty” for illegal immigrants in the United States.
*An important update. Apparently this teaching aid has been changed to use less statist language. However the below version is still in use. TruthRevolt.com has the story of the revision.
“One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.” – A saying from the Soviet Union
The fact is that pretty much as soon as one exits the womb one is peppered by pro-government propaganda. FDR ended, didn’t extend the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve is there to help “stabilize” the economy (not act as a backstop for the giant banks). That “we are the government.” That World War I was a war we had to fight, and so was Iraq. That the income tax is a tool of “justice” and not just blatant theft. That Obamacare wasn’t a crony capitalist vehicle for the insurance companies and Big Pharma. That roads would not exist without the government. And on and on.
Those who question these supposed civil axioms are considered turds in the punch bowl. Dismissed by a “everyone knows such and such” wave of the hand by the uninformed “informed.”
Even Fox wouldn’t call the guy back.
For the record if you stumble across a video like the Gruber one, send it to us. We’ll get it out there.