Friday, December 30, 2011

Random Thoughts

Snippets from other conversations:

I want leaders who are not afraid to speak and live their faith and whose principles are grounded in reliance upon God. I do not want leaders who use their station to impose morality on others. If God will not force Himself upon anyone, how shall any man suppose to do it for Him?

Consensus is nothing but a shared bias.

The office of the presidency has become too big. If a successful businessman who has turned the fortunes of not one but two industry-leading corporations, has served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank, has served as CEO of one of the largest lobbying firms in DC, has sat on the boards of some of the world's largest firms, was instrumental in the defeat of the Clinton health care plan, has hosted a syndicated political radio talk-show and has literally been a rocket scientist doesn't have enough experience to be president, who does?

No one without an interest in this world ever had a standing in it.

It is not correct to say that as conservatives we have to have very high standards for our candidates because the media isn't going to give them an inch. The real reason why conservatives need to have very high standards because conservatism is a high standard.

When you stand with the mob, don't expect to be regarded as an individual.

It's common for right-wing radio hosts to say it is up to conservative presidential candidates to sell themselves, that they won't do it for them. They cite Reagan, saying he did it without them. But I wonder if he might not have been able to do it otherwise. So-called conservative media has proven more effective at tearing apart GOP candidates than the liberal media ever was.

One of the more maddening aspects of liberal reasoning is their belief that the most trustworthy experts on a subject are those who don't even care about it. (Meanwhile, disinterest is established merely by declaring it.) Of course, this explains a lot. Paul Krugman is considered to be an expert in economics, a field he clearly has no interest in.

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