Former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts knew a lot about equality. A Democrat in the 80s, he shifted allegiance after seeing what equal rights really needs to look like in America. Watts may be loosely in politics now with his company, but his words still resonate. It would be nice to see him give lawmaking another shot.
Conservatism has been an important part of the United States as a growth component for decades. The ebb and flow of conservatives and progressives has been a good thing despite what people on either side would say. Going from Ronald Reagan’s economic philosophies created the atmosphere that allowed Bill Clinton’s economic philosophies to flourish.
There’s a strange sincerity in the way that Thomas Sowell speaks in ways that make him seem extremely intelligent while downplaying the concept of intellectual superiority in the process. He truly is one of the great thinkers of our time in any circles, not just as a conservative or economist. Perhaps most endearing is the fact that his words are entertaining as well with a quick wit reminiscent of bards of the past. If Samuel Clemens was a modern day conservative economist, he’d be Thomas Sowell.
If people were to look at what the Bush administration did with big business, it’s clear that he supported the concept. Unfortunately for progressives, changing to President Obama didn’t change this practice. In fact, his preference towards big government has helped big business as much if not more than the Bush administration.
There are two prevailing stereotypes that are touchstones for attacks from the opposite political side. For liberals, they have a tendency to proclaim that conservatives are racist. For conservatives, we often feel like liberals are stupid. Neither is universally correct and the sooner we can stop acting like they are, the easier it will be to make things better for the whole country.
There’s a simple truth to Ronald Reagan’s words. On the surface, it’s as straightforward as can be. If you think about it a bit more deeply and consider the opposite concept, could it be the key to saving the country’s and world’s finances? What I mean is this: if governments will spend whatever they get, could they also learn to not spend what they don’t get?