Thomas Sowell’s Random Thoughts

12 Feb

Just a few gems from Thomas Sowell’s latest “Random Thoughts” column.  I’m really glad he takes the time to collect his notes on various sub-topics and feed them out to us.  The entire column can be read at http://www.creators.com/opinion/thomas-sowell/random-thoughts-13-02-12.html

Excerpts:

— I can’t get excited by the question of whether Senator Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is her word against his — and when it comes to a prostitute’s word against a politician’s word, that is too close to call.

— If an American citizen went off to join Hitler’s army during World War II, would there have been any question that this alone would make it legal to kill him? Why then is there an uproar about killing an American citizen who has joined terrorist organizations that are at war against the United States today?

— One of the talking points in favor of confirming Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense is that he was a wounded combat veteran. How does that qualify anyone to run the whole military establishment? Benedict Arnold was a wounded combat veteran!

— People who are forever ready to charge others with “greed” never apply that word to the government. But, if you think the government is never greedy, check out what the government does under the escheat laws and eminent domain.

End of excerpts.

He certainly has a way of getting thoughts down to simple comparisons.

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