When bureaucrats commit to a cause, it can be difficult or impossible to reverse their course, even with overwhelming evidence that their actions will result in failure. When the person in charge of a project has a headline-worthy title, the refusal to acknowledge defeat can stretch out interminably, and the delay in halting useless spending can cost us lots of money.
The definition of “lie” has two parts. The first part is the creation of a statement that is not true. The second is intent. When one lies, one deliberately intends to deceive; otherwise, there would be no point to the lie.
There has been too much agenda-laden discussion lately over whether the threat of spillover violence from Mexico to our border states is real, or a right-wing fabrication. The Obama administration’s curious strategy supports Mexico’s efforts to quash cartels while providing minimalist funding for our own border security, and abuses the legal arena to prevent states from protecting themselves.
There is a point where misrepresentation, innuendo, and truth-stretching become fabrication. The arguments in favor of immigration reform crossed the line months ago, and the president’s July 1, 2010 speech was a classic Obamaesque effort to construct an alternate reality.
Immigration reform rhetoric has been so perverted by Democrats, the president, and special interests that the problem is now portrayed as the fault of Americans who fail to recognize that everyone sneaking into the country illegally is a potential Einstein:
The scientific breakthroughs of Albert Einstein, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the great ventures of Andrew Carnegie’s U.S.
Memorial Day is the symbolic start of the summer season, but most of us understand that this holiday associated with cookouts and weekend getaways is meant for something other than our enjoyment. On Memorial Day we honor Americans who died in service, and reflect on sacrifices made and lives lost for the sake of people not only in this country, but in countries throughout the world.
When good behavior comes from a place where you least expect it, that good behavior should be reinforced in hopes that it will become something other than an aberration. We slighted our government by not commending it for something it did correctly last year.