• We can talk, discuss, or rationalize about crime rates in red cities & states versus blue cities & states, but the bottom line is that criminal activity in general tends to vary inversely with the risk of punishment, it’s no more complicated than that.
    • It should not be surprising that the majority of men in prison come from fatherless homes.
    • The most dangerous corruption in America today is corruption of the nation’s soul that’s being perpetrated by woke ideology.
    • A society can survive the collapse of its economy, but not of its citizen’s morality.
    • It’s a pretty safe bet that your average high schooler in America today knows more about diversity, transgenderism, and the alleged pathologies of America than they do about The Founding, World War I, or the Supreme Court
    • I’m curious, do transgender women see gynecologists?
    • Deciding upon what is the best policy is not nearly as important as deciding who should decide what that policy is.
    • The woke left’s focus on discrimination is more about smiting an adversary they want to punish than actually advancing the cause of minorities.
    • Hate speech is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “public speech that expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation;” meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment.
    • Here’s a question guaranteed to make you think. What percentage of your net worth would you bet on the flip of a coin (a 50-50 proposition) if the payout was ten times the amount of your wager?  Now ask that question of your significant other. How would you have answered that question 25 years ago?
    • Nothing invokes the ire of the teachers’ unions like being held accountable for results.
    • The standard job description for teachers at American schools usually reads something to the effect of, “Develops, plans, and implements lesson plans and educational programs for students while advising teaching, and testing students in a variety of academic subjects.”  Nowhere do we hear the phrase, “agents of social change.”
    • We’re all familiar with the age-old question of whether a newscaster’s first loyalty should be to their audience or to their ideology?  But shouldn’t we ask same question of grade-school teachers?
    • Liberal ideologues don’t get the fact that goals are not nearly as important as the methods used to achieve them.
    • Classical liberals in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, celebrated the West’s moral, philosophical, artistic, musical, and literary achievements and understood the need to protect western culture and civilization. But the leftists we see in America today, i.e., the woke, the cancel culture and the DEI advocates are far closer to fascist ideology than classic liberalism.
    • Fair may be the most dangerous word in the liberal lexicon because few people are going to agree on what’s fair, especially on matters affecting public policy.
    • Fundamentally, the question of whether life is fair is very different from the question of whether a given society’s rules are fair. And it’s a fool’s errand when government’s policies try to compensate one for the other.
    • A favorite phrase of liberals is “pay their fair share,” but what exactly does that mean considering that on neither end of the income scale is “a fair share” defined in the U.S. tax code by a specific number, proportion, or any other objective metric?  Rather, the phrase is little more than bumper sticker rhetoric that liberal virtue signalers use as a cudgel.
    • I’ll close this post and everyone something to ponder – we’re often told the number of divorces in America total roughly 50% of the marriages, but the marriages being counted occurred in a given year while the divorces that are counted occurred from marriages that took place over a period of decades.

Quote of the day:  “People get paid in direct proportion to the difficulty of the problems they solve.” – Elon Musk