Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012

CVN Editorial
The Truth about the Minimum Wage
by Conservative Sue
July 29, 2012

The minimum wage is a myth. It is the tool of elites to keep the poorest people in this country under their thumb. It also damages our currency and causes inflation. The minimum wage is not what it seems: It doesn't raise anyone out of poverty. In fact, it has created a permanent unemployed underclass in this country that did not exist prior. The data are there, but those who make the policies choose not to tell you, because doing so removes their power and places it in your hands. Sure, it would be great if every worker in the world earned a good wage, and did a job they loved. but...

The world described by those supporting the minimum wage is socialism, but not the reality of socialism .. just the Utopian ideals of socialism, because there is no way to guarantee ones success or 'living wage' via government decree without also having government control over individuals/society, and, inevitably, government control over individuals has shown nothing but an increase is misery with a simultaneous decrease in wealth and opportunity.

I highly recommend this classic Firing Line video on Poverty and Dependence. It is a real eye-opener, and wisdom for the ages.

And, contrary to what you may have heard from those who lambaste opponents of the minimum wage,  I am not a wealthy person. I grew up in the South, and my family suffered financially for years. I do not have any wealthy friends, nor do I have any interest in having government policies that exclusively benefit wealthy people or hurt those in poverty. I am an educator of very modest means. I do hope those reading this, will learn the truth about government programs for the poor like the minimum wage.

Dershowitz: Anti-Chick-fil-A Mayors 'Showing Terrible Intolerance'
by Patrick Hobin and John Bachman
July 28, 2012 

Mayors who have told the owners of Chick-fil-A that the restaurant chain is not welcome in their cities are displaying “terrible intolerance,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

No city is free to discriminate against a company based on the views of its owners, the renowned criminal appeals attorney said.

“If you don’t like their principles, go to McDonald’s,” said Dershowitz.

“I have no idea what McDonald’s principles are. I generally don’t select my chicken or my hamburgers based on the personal ideology of the person who is either flipping the hamburgers or making the money back at corporate headquarters.

“But if people want to do that, they’re free to do it. What a city is not free to do is to discriminate against a company based on the views, religious or secular, of its owners.

The Chick-fil-A controversy erupted when company president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the chain, which puts faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, was “guilty as charged” for backing the “biblical definition of a family,” and opposing gay marriage.

Dershowitz called Chick-fil-A’s corporate mission, which invokes the glory of God, is “nothing surprising, nothing which should upset anybody.”

Mayors Thomas Menino of Boston and Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, vowed to stop further expansion of the restaurants in their cities. Emanuel weighed in after Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno said he would like to block the chain from opening its second Chicago location because of Cathy’s remarks.

Moreno, Dershowitz said, is “clearly guilty of discrimination because he has made it clear that he’s going to use his power to deny permits, to make it harder for that company to come to his district in Chicago based, purely, on the ideology of the owner of the company.

“There is no evidence that the company itself discriminates against gays, either in hiring or firing or who it will serve or how it will treat gay people when they walk through the door,” he pointed out.

The move is “state-sponsored discrimination based on pure ideology in expression of religious views” Dershowitz said — and that is unconstitutional.

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Hear Representative Mike Kelly's Anti-Big Gov't Rant
He gets a standing ovation on the House Floor! 

Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store
by Don Hudson

A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.

Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people."

Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms."

Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."

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