Are the police friend or foe? Are they necessary to preserve order, or are they unnecessarily intrusive? Do they have society’s best interest in mind, or are they racist and violent? Heather Mac Donald, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the numbers behind these hot-topic questions.
Most Americans view business monopolies as a threat to free enterprise, to the very notion of liberty. But when there is a political monopoly the citizens who belong to that monopoly are content to let it stand.
That’s because power becomes an end in itself.
Democrats have maintained political monopolies in Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit for several generations. And the results of this Democrat monopoly is predictably gruesome.
The race hustlers who now occupy the White House and the DOJ do not care about murdered black kids.
If they did, they would be descending on Chicago where blacks are being murdered by other blacks in staggering numbers.
But Ferguson gets their attention because they gain political capital by charging racism.
Think of it like this: the world yawns when Muslims slaughter other Muslims in the hundreds of thousands. But when Israel fights a defensive war and a small number of Muslim civilians are killed, the left goes totally Jew-hating beserk.
The tactics of the American left are perfectly in tune with IslamoNazis and their Western enablers.
As a Hollywood screenwriter, I pride myself on having a pretty vivid imagination.
But I have to admit that the average liberal/Democrat/progressive manages to come up with anti-gun narratives that are, to put it mildly, beyond imagination.
Yesterday, Seraphic Secret highlighted some liberal rape prevention advice from the University of Colorado Springs, which included telling women to vomit, urinate, or tell the attacker they have a disease. As if making yourself less attractive will dissuade a rapist. I suppose liberals have not received the memo that rape is more about dominance than sex.
Now comes another liberal Democrat, Colorado State Senator Ulaberri—must be the legalization of pot—who adds ball point pens to the mighty arsenal of liberal self-defense.