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" You'll often hear the left lecture about the importance of dissent in a free society. "
" Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved. "
" The deepest mystery of Twitter is why celebrities and elected officials take part. After all, we all know they can't write their own lines. "
" Broaden the tax base, close loopholes and flatten the tax rates - all of which would bring more revenue stability and certitude to projections as well as make filing a comparable breeze. "
" Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. "
" Throughout the Old Testament, God warns his chosen people about the perils of assimilation, shiksappeal and false gods. "
" It would probably strike the average politician as absurd to argue that the best way to fix the economy is to stop trying to 'fix it.' "
" Faith helps many people make sense of the world around them. Faith gives them a spiritual connection to something larger. "
" Whether you're a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick. "
" Democracy allows rhetoric, false empathy and emotion to pummel rational thinking - so it's no wonder so many politicians thrive in it. "
" Most nanny-state initiatives begin on a local level. "
" Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy. "
" When I was younger, I was drawn to Ayn Rand books and other works of fiction celebrating individualism. "
" Democracy is just a reflection of our morals and the things that we believe. "
" Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong. "
" It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that democracy will improve the function of policy. "
" Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am. "
" As with most people, my ideology and my attitudes about life were informed by parents and family. "
" Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives. "
" A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike. "
" The problem is that Americans use the state as a moral compass. For libertarians, it is often frustrating to explain that advocating the decriminalization of x is not synonymous with endorsing x. "
" Zero-tolerance on drinking and driving - meaning no drinking at all before driving - is a collective punishment that, in essence, only affects responsible adults who follow the law. "
" If the wealthy get wealthier, no one has to become one penny poorer. "
" A boatload of government money is indeed a gift. Unless, I suppose, you're one of the saps paying for the cargo. "
" Progressivism is the belief that we have too much freedom with which to make too many stupid choices. "
" We have little choice but to place a certain level of trust in scientists - even when it comes to the model-driven speculative discipline of climate change. And, need it be said, most scientists take great care in being honest, principled and precise. "
" Anyone who's had a casual conversation with his neighbors or is cognizant of reality TV should already be petrified of democracy. "
" You don't have to get things done all the time to be productive. "
" You will notice that the Occupy Wall Street crowds - and the progressives who support them - focus on bringing the wealthy down to earth rather than lifting the 99 percent. They have a nearly religious belief that too much wealth is fundamentally immoral and unhealthy for society. "
" Few things trigger fear and misconception more than economic tribulation, and nothing prompts elected officials to react with more simplistic populism. "
" It's difficult for democracy to function properly under the most favorable circumstances, but it has no chance at all when millions of voters are divorced from objective reality and incapable of understanding what is going on in Washington. "