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A Versatility of Convictions – Thomas Sowell

October 7, 2010

You have to love people who tell it like it is, Thomas Sowell is one of those people.  In this latest article he rails against establishment politicians and their moral flexibility, hanging a gargantuan bullseye on Harry Reid.


Thomas Sowell


Sen. Harry Reid is playing the race card, saying that he can’t see how any Hispanic can vote for Republicans. But this is the same Harry Reid who in 1993 rejected “those who ask us to wink at illegal immigration” and warned against having “the social and cultural makeup” of the country “radically altered” by these immigrants.

Senator Reid said: “Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits, often without paying taxes.” He said, “Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance.” He added: “These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world.”

Wow, sounds like Reid is a racist (in the MSM, democrat, liberal, commie sense of the word), but we all sort of knew that one already.  He did praise the supreme leader for not talking with a “negro dialect”.

A Versatility of Convictions – Thomas Sowell – National Review Online.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2010 8:41 pm

    I like what I see Colin. I added you to THE CURRENT’s blogroll.

    • October 8, 2010 12:01 am

      Thank you so much. Allow me to return the favor.

  2. JustFacts permalink
    October 8, 2010 9:15 am

    Thomas Sowell is one of my favorites, and always calls it straight. If only he would run for President. But, he has to much ethics for that. The Left calls him an “Uncle Tom,” and worse. Can’t stand it when a “negro” steps off the farm of the Democrat Party.

    • October 8, 2010 9:46 am

      I am digging Allen West (for future president). I dare someone to call him an uncle tom to his face!

      • JustFacts permalink
        October 8, 2010 11:42 am

        Yes, I really like Lt. Col. Allen West. Hope he wins in his Palm Beach, FL District. Unfortunately, I’m currently stuck with your “friend” Alan Grayson. Hopefully Daniel Webster will be able to pull out a win and overcome Grayson’s insane ads and BS.

  3. JustFacts permalink
    October 8, 2010 1:49 pm

    Another of my all-time favorites is Dr. Walter Williams. His latest article at is a marvelous piece entitled Politicians Exploit Economic Ignorance. So much for Obama’s “Read my Lips” no middle class tax increase. Not only is it a middle class tax increase, but an “everybody” tax increase. Unfortunately, with the MotorVoter Law inacted, we are inundated with an uneducated, ill-informed, electorate that votes based on the most “promising” 15 second sound-bite, tossed out by a biased alphabet media. THAT is truly a formula for anarchy.

    People I would vote for in a heartbeat if they ever decided to run for national office – Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams. Unfortunately they are both too ethical to get involved in politics. But, it certainly doesn’t stop them from writing the truth. The MSM would never ever put such black men on the air discussing these concepts, because that would be an indication that blacks can think for themselves, rather than follow the Democrat Party line.

    I could certainly vote for Condi Rice, too. While some of her positions are not in line with my philosophy, you certainly know where she stands on the issues. She’s another one that the National black leadership threw under the bus because she didn’t toe their line, and thought for herself.

    Not sure I could ever bring myself to vote for Colin Powell, though. At one time I thought he would be a good candidtate, but he unfortunately appears to have contracted the “Jimmy Carter Syndrome.”

    • October 8, 2010 3:56 pm

      Don’t get me started on Colin Powell. I also like J.C. Watts.

      Walter Williams’ piece makes good points, but I have one point of contention. Using the tax incidence argument, one could make an argument that any government whatsoever could be a tax increase. For example, securing our borders reduces the access to cheap labor thusly increasing the payrolls of america’s farm industry thusly resulting in higher product cost to the end user, ergo, we should have no immigration policy whatsoever (kinda like we have now).

      That being said, I don’t totally disagree with his assertions, only that it is an argument that can be used for practically any piece of legislation in government. To that point, we should seriously have a freeze on any new legislation (excluding bills to get rid of old laws) for, I don’t know, 20 years? Seriously, congress has been passing laws for 234 years, are we to believe they haven’t passed all the legislation we need yet?

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