I was doing a little research for an article and happened to look at the definition for the word Demagogue. I had always assumed it was just a person that did things a certain way or held certain beliefs, but after reading its true meaning, I find it is actually a pretty negative characteristic. Webster defines Demagogue as “a leader who makes use of popular prejudicesand false claims and promises in order to gain power” and “A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.”
I don’t like to call names, but words and titles are descriptive. This one appears to apply to Obama in that he tries to steer clear of rational argument and rely more on appealing to prejudices. Continue reading →
This teacher is truly a genius! As the late Adrian Rogers said, “you cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
I got this in an email from my sister. It’s definitely worth the read.
This man is truly a genius!
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,
but had once failed an entire class.
That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”.
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A…
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D!
No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on) Remember, there is a mid-term election in 2010!