- 29 april 2013 -

by Thomas Sowell


Clearly, whatever we have in this country that makes life here better than in the countries from which most Americans originated is something worth preserving. A hundred years ago, preserving the American way of life was much easier than today, because most of the people who came here then did so to become Americans, learn our language and adopt our way of life.

Today, virtually every group has its own "leaders" promoting its separate identity and different way of life, backed up by zealots for multiculturalism and bilingualism in the general population. The magic word "diversity" is repeated endlessly and insistently to banish concerns about the Balkanization of America and banish examples provided by the tragic history of the Balkans

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell042413.php3

Time to deliberate would also be time to raise questions as to why local government officials in "sanctuary" cities who openly thwart or defy federal immigration laws should be allowed to get away with such illegal acts, while private employers are forced to become enforcers of such laws, under heavy penalties for not investigating the legal status of those they hire.

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell042513.php3

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- 27 april 2013 -

by Thomas Sowell


Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?

Yet there on the front page of the April 8th New York Times was a story about how unnamed "American officials" were planning a "proportional" response to any North Korean attack. This was spelled in an example: If the North Koreans "shell a South Korean island that had military installations" then the South Koreans would retaliate with "a barrage of artillery of similar intensity."

Whatever the merits or demerits of such a plan, what conceivable purpose can be served by telling the North Koreans in advance that they need fear nothing beyond a tit for tat? All that does is lower the prospective cost of aggression.
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Back in ancient times, when Carthage attacked Rome, the Romans did not respond "proportionally." They wiped Carthage off the face of the earth.
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There is no need to respond to a North Korean artillery barrage by wiping North Korea off the map. But there is also no need to reassure the North Koreans in advance that we won't.

What announcing the doctrine of "proportional" response does is lower the price of aggression. Why would we want to do that?

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell040913.php3

...successful applicants included 9 black students, 24 Latino students, 177 white students and 620 Asian Americans.
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What does all this mean? That people are different. Would ordinary observation and ordinary common sense not tell you that? Or dare you not even think that, in the suffocating atmosphere of political correctness?

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell041013.php3

Preventing law-abiding citizens from defending themselves can cost far more lives than are lost in the shooting episodes that the media publicize.

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell041613.php3

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