“Random Thoughts” from Thomas Sowell

23 Oct

Every now and then, Thomas Sowell publishes a “Random Thoughts” column.  Some of his thoughts from his latest follow, in case you haven’t seen it.  The entire column can be found at http://www.creators.com/opinion/thomas-sowell/random-thoughts-12-10-16.html

Excerpts:

1.  Economist Edward Lazear has cut through all of Barack Obama’s claims about “creating jobs” with one plain and inescapable fact — “there hasn’t been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office.” Whatever number of jobs were created during the Obama administration, more have been lost.

2.  How are children supposed to learn to act like adults, when so much of what they see on television shows adults acting like children?

3.  Whenever you hear people talking about “a living Constitution,” almost invariably they are people who are in the process of slowly killing it by “interpreting” its restrictions on government out of existence.

4.  Do either Barack Obama or his followers have any idea how many countries during the 20th century set out to “spread the wealth” — and ended up spreading poverty instead? At some point, you have to turn from rhetoric, theories and ideologies to facts.

5.  People who complain about “negative” campaign ads miss the point. It is perfectly legitimate to criticize your opponent. The question is whether the ads are about serious things that matter to the future of this country, and whether they are telling the truth or lying.

6.  I have never known a word to become absolute dogma, without a speck of evidence, the way “diversity” has.

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