Enjoyed this commentary from Jim Geraghty of National Review
The number one export of the Gaza Strip is textiles. Number two is rockets. Number three is headaches. They have a particularly enthusiastic immigration policy, consisting of kidnapppings.
The whole region's full of other people digging for archeological relics, antiquities, minerals and oil . . . and somehow Hamas digs massive tunnels just so they can kidnap people.
Everybody else on the Mediterranean makes a killing on tourism; the Palestinians and their allies kill tourists. The Palestinians have Bethlehem -- the birthplace of Christ! One of the biggest potential tourism attractions in the history of the world! -- and beachfront property, and yet somehow they continue to have a struggling economy.
(There is a difference between geniune compassion and phony compassion. Jesus asks for purity of heart. Which means if you do any action, even a beneficial one, due to political or social views, or for greed or lust for power, and not genuine love, you'e in sin and selfishness and get no credit for it.)
Conservatives may not have the answers but it’s clear that a progressive regime has not worked either.
The net worth of blacks and Hispanics has declined relative to whites. The black poverty rate stood at 27.2% in 2012, and for Hispanics, 25.6%. At the same time as poor kids are flocking here from Central America, child poverty among Latinos has risen sharply, from 27.5% in 2007 to 33.7% percent in 2012.
One would think these statistics would make someone question at least somewhat boilerplate progressive polices, which certainly have not worked better than standard brand conservatism. But often the common answer to these trends has been a call for more “progressive” social policies that would seek to redistribute wealth and to enforce racial equity in everything from housing to university admission. Given Republican control of the House, these racial and class politics are increasingly most keenly felt in the states and cities.
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
THE CONSTITUTION They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq .... why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this -- you cannot post: 'Thou Shalt Not Steal'
'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.
Also, think about this ..... If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone -- YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!