Today would have been Milton Friedman's 100th birthday. Those of us who favor a free society certainly miss his voice in the current debates. He was one of the most articulate defenders of free markets and limited government. He hasn't yet been replaced and the cause of freedom has suffered for it.
Ross Douhat quotes Michelle Obama saying, Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday. It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well ... Jesus didn’t limit his ministry to the four walls of the church. He was out there fighting injustice and speaking truth to power every single day. Apparently Michelle's … Continue reading The left’s non-existent Jesus
The always insightful Peggy Noonan had some interesting observations this week. If you have a WSJ subscription, read her whole column. Here are some interesting paragraphs: Did "The Dark Knight Rises" cause the Aurora shootings? No, of course not. One movie doesn't have that kind of power, and we don't even know if the shooter … Continue reading Noonan on the Darkness
Since the "You didn't build that" comment a few days ago by the President, the mainstream media has developed a new truism, namely that Romney is taking the President's words out of context. That is true, in the narrow sense of the phrase, in that any brief quote is always out of context. But … Continue reading Caught in his rhetoric
Rationalizing madness is a fool's errand. There is no master narrative, no psychological Rosetta stone that can explain the madness of a James Holmes. Maybe one day experts will put a label on his madness, but that is just to call it something else, not to explain it. As the image of Holmes at his … Continue reading Monsters in the theater
Some people are boycotting the food chain Chick-fil-A in its attempt to come to Boston because Chick-fil-A has given money to organizations opposing gay marriage and its ownership has publicly affirmed its support for "the biblical definition of the family unit."In a story about Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino's position on this topic, the Boston … Continue reading Boston Mayor: Say What?
French philosopher Benjamin Constant on liberty in his enlightening "On The Liberty of the Ancients Compared to That of the Moderns" (1819): First ask yourselves, Gentlemen, what an Englishman, a French-man, and a citizen of the United States of America understand today by the word 'liberty'. For each of them it is the right to be subjected … Continue reading Sunday Morning Quotation – Benjamin Constant on What Liberty Means