A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.— Larry Elder
The most revolutionary Larry Elder quotes that will inspire your inner self
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation.
Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Conservatives consider liberals well-intentioned, but misguided.
Liberals consider conservatives not only wrong, but really, really bad people.
But did the Founding Fathers ever intend for the federal government to involve itself in education, health care or retirement benefits? The answer, quite clearly, is no. The Constitution, in Article I, Section 8 - which contains the general welfare clause - seeks to restrain federal government, not expand it.
Good motives aside, white condescension does more damage than good.
White condescension says to a black child, 'The rules used by other ethnic groups don't apply to you. Forget about work hard, get an education, posses good values. No, for you, we'll alter the rules by lowering the standards and expecting less.' Expect less, get less.
In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
Rent-control laws disproportionately benefit the non-poor because the elite pull strings, work the system and are better connected than the non-poor.
Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare.
Because Fox News is allegedly biased in favor of conservatives, critics whine like children whose lunch money got snatched. Conservatives have been pummeled for decades. Now that Fox News and conservative talk radio give people alternatives, critics squeal as if being sodomized.
Optimism. It's not just a mind-set, it is behavior.
This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.
Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut.
People-to-people charity is more efficient, less costly, more human and compassionate, and more likely to inspire change and self-sufficiency in the beneficiary.
Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13.
The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school;
don't have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child.
The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally.
It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.
Doing what you want to do is easy. Doing what you have to do is hard.
My mom and my dad were married 56 years, and the fact that I reconciled with my dad I think made their marriage a little bit better as well.
People value and spend their money more wisely when they acquire it by their own efforts - also known as work.
Nobody ever worked as hard as my father.
My father averaged maybe four hours of sleep at night, and when you're a kid, you don't realize that.
Raising a child is an on-the-job kind of thing. There arent a whole lot of manuals for that.
The welfare state is an assault on families.
If anybody had a reason to become a delinquent, to become a criminal, to be angry at the man, to be angry at the white man, to be angry at America, it's my dad, but he did not feel that way at all.
According to the Social Security Administration, in 1945, 41.
9 workers supported each individual retiree, while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree. This system cannot continue.
To bring a child into the world that you cannot feed, clothe, house, and educate is the moral equivalent, in my opinion, of a drive-by shooting.
America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to.
Bad schools, crime, drugs, high taxes, the social security mess, racism, the health care ? crisis? unemployment, welfare state dependency, illegitimacy, the gap between rich and poor. What do these issues have in common? Politicians, the media, and our so-called leaders lie to us about them. They lie about the cause. They lie about the effect. They lie about the solutions.
Whatever happened to Warren Buffett, the world's their-richest man? Guilt, a feeling of being blessed by luck, forgotten lessons - who knows? In any case, Buffett now believe that government should redistribute the wealth earned by others to those who did not earn it.
Recall that the United Nations commissioned Arab scholars and analysts to publish the Arab Human Development Report. What causes the backwardness, the scholars wondered, of 22 Arab states, covering nearly 300 million people? Their conclusion? Of all world regions, the Arab countries scored the lowest in freedom, media independence, civil liberties, political process and political rights.
Individuals can spend their money more wisely, efficiently and more humanely than can government.