Shepherds And Sheep

To say that there is a clash of ideologies to the point where there is no room for (I’m going to use a PC word) compromise is putting it mildly. Regardless of the motive, good intentions or the need to control, the end result of a government-controlling society does not last or work.

A good read on this subject from Thomas Sowell entitled Shepherds and Sheep. Here’s an excerpt . . .

John Stuart Mill’s classic essay “On Liberty” gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people’s decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing “that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging.”

Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that “people make a lot of mistakes.” Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are going to override our mistaken decisions for us. That is the key flaw in the theory and agenda of the left.

Compromise won’t end the clash or “solve” the issue. People will have to suck it up and decide which one is best for the American dream. That which has made America the greatest country in the world in just a couple hundred years, or something else?

Links: Shepherds and Sheep

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2012 Presidential Election Demographics

Only Hispanics and Asians increased their vote for Obama. Coincidentally, these have been our two largest immigrant groups over the last several decades. It’s sort of touching that Democrats couldn’t get Americans to vote for them, so they had to bring in new voters from other countries to start winning elections again. Immigrants really are doing the job Americans just won’t do.  Ann Coulter


VP Joe Biden’s Advice On Home Security

With the big push by the Obama administration for greater “gun control,” ostensibly for reducing “gun crime,” the man President Obama put in charge of that task is Vice President Joe Biden. Biden, being as much an expert on firearms as Obama is on health care, gave a tip on home protection, same as he gave his wife Jill.

“I said, ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,’” Biden said.

“You don’t need an AR-15—it’s harder to aim,” he added, “it’s harder to use, and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”


In that scenario, shooting a gun outside your house is illegal (felony aggravated menacing, reckless endangering) in Delaware, as the Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, his son, would tell him. Aside from committing a felony, he advised his wife to disarm herself by blindly shooting the only two rounds that gun holds. Feeling safer now?


Compare the AR-15 to a 12-Gauge Shotgun

On the subject of a shotgun being a better defense weapon, easier to aim and shoot, than an AR-15 according to VP Joe Biden, I came across this video.



And here is an A-B comparison video of a 12 gauge shotgun and an AR-15 you’ll get a kick out of. Pun intended. Right, Joe really knows what he’s talking about.