Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses inequality and how it is part of the human condition. Sowell notes that political and ideological struggles have led to a dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. What is important is not inequality but human capital; once human capital is unleashed it creates an enormous amount of wealth for people of all classes. In addition there needs to be a sense of humility and gratitude for the generations that have gone before us for the prosperity we have today.
September 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Last night during the first presidential debate, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton let slip her view that even “one murder is too many.” The remark came when she and opponent Donald Trump were discussing the problem of violent crime in inner cities.
“Look, one murder is too many. […] Who disagrees with keeping neighborhoods safe?” she said.
Hillary is absolutely right. But unfortunately, she holds that not everyone who is brutally killed in the U.S. counts as a murder victim. While the candidates expressed outrage over the few hundred murders that have recently taken place in New York, there was no outrage expressed for the estimated 58.5 million preborn babies who have been legally murdered by abortion since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure in 1973.
For Hillary, not a single one of these millions of aborted babies count as murder because she doesn’t believe that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life. For Hillary, abortion is not murder but an almost sacred right that must be protected and even expanded. In fact, Hillary supports abortion in all nine months of pregnancy and has promised, if elected, to enact the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand in history.
Truth is, there should be no safer place for any living human than in his or her’s mother’s womb. A woman becomes a mother the moment she becomes pregnant. And what is a mother? She is a protector, a self-giving lover with a tender and compassionate heart. A mother puts the needs of others above her own, diligently caring for her child who is completely dependent on her for survival.