Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

Trusting government is foolish, dangerous

“The notion that we should trust government is foolish and dangerous,” columnist Cal Thomas wrote, responding to the NSA data-mining operation. “Government officials, like all human beings, have the capacity to do wrong as well as right. That’s why the founders gave us a Constitution, to control government that ‘the blessings of liberty’ might be secured.”

So Sebelius, Pelosi think they can sing, dance

A performance of “Stop! In the Name of Love” by original Supreme Mary Wilson with backup singers Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., actress Lynda Carter and others? Yes, tragically, that happened – in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Thursday, to celebrate 86-year-old Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., for being the longest-serving member of Congress.

Doesn’t Pat Roberts want a debate on immigration?

It was disappointing that Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., voted against allowing debate on a bipartisan immigration reform bill – one of only 15 senators (all Republican) to support a filibuster. Doesn’t he think the Senate – supposedly the world’s greatest deliberative body – should debate and vote on the reform? Or is this another case of Roberts moving further to the right in order to ward off a GOP primary challenge next year?