from Walter E. Williams for TownHall:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nonsense
Check out any professional and most college basketball teams. Their starting five, and most of their other 10 players, are black, as is 80% of the NBA. This does not come anywhere close to the diversity and inclusion sought by the nation’s social justice warriors. Both professional and college coaches have ignored and threw any pretense of seeking diversity and inclusiveness.
by: Brent Smith
For his first ever episode of Life, Liberty & Levin, Mark had the great economist and constitutionalists, and one my heroes, Walter Williams.
The following video is over two years old, but it could air tonight and be just as relevant, and frankly maybe more.
With the coronavirus not even in full swing yet , according to “experts,” our governments, mostly local and State, and with zero input from the citizenry, have begun to erode our freedoms and liberties at a staggering pace.
Now I would less concerned if I thought these government usurpations were strictly temporary or a one-off event.
But mark my words – bookmark this if you like. This event, this “crisis”, this opportunity, will not be wasted. Heck, the democrats have admitted that this virus is a perfect moment to “reshape” the nation to fit their image of it.
This “crisis” has set the precedent. And now that it has and officials have witnessed how easy it is to just take over, next time there is even a perceived emergency, watch how fast they institute even more draconian restrictions. read more
from Walter Williams at Townhall:
Reparations for Slavery
Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights, and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.” read more
from Walter Williams:
Among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s responsibilities are approval and regulation of pharmaceutical drugs. In short, its responsibility is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs. In the performance of this task, FDA officials can make two types of errors — statistically known as the type I error and type II error. With respect to the FDA, a type I error is the rejection or delayed approval of a drug that is safe and effective — erring on the side of over-caution — and a type II error is the approval of a drug that has unanticipated dangerous side effects, or erring on the side of under-caution. read more
We hear it all the time – America described as a democracy. It’s pervasive in today’s society, particularly in the political class.
One of my heroes, economist and former fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, Walter E. Williams, explains just why America is not a democracy, and why our Founding Fathers were very clear about it.
Watch the Video: read more
from Walter Williams at TownHall:
Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy
President Donald Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. is “having all these people from sh*thole countries come here.” I think he could have used better language, but it’s a question that should be asked and answered. I have a few questions for my fellow Americans to consider. How many Norwegians have illegally entered our nation, committed crimes and burdened our prison and welfare systems? I might ask the same question about Finnish, Swedish, Welsh, Icelanders, Greenlanders and New Zealanders.
The bulk of our immigration problem is with people who enter our country criminally from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. It’s illegal immigrants from those countries who have committed crimes and burdened our criminal justice and welfare systems. read more
Pope Francis, in his apostolic exhortation, levied charges against free market capitalism, denying that “economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world” and concluding that “this opinion … has never been confirmed by the facts.” He went on to label unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny.” Let’s look at the pope’s tragic vision.
First, I acknowledge that capitalism fails miserably when compared with heaven or a utopia. Any earthly system is going to come up short in such a comparison. However, mankind must make choices among alternative economic systems that actually exist on earth. For the common man, capitalism is superior to any system yet devised to deal with his everyday needs and desires. read more