In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 4, 2009/ 17 Mar-Cheshvan 5770

American Vampires and Their Political Enablers

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Maybe I've reached the bursting point, but I've had it with with some of my fellow Americans — and even more so with their political enablers who know better, but whose lust for power overshadows anything resembling common decency. It's time for a reality check: this is one American whose sick and tired of subsidizing people who are too damn lazy to take care of themselves — and who expect other people to pick up the tab.

Spare me excuses. I don't want to hear about "social justice," "victimization," or "fairness" when they are nothing more than excuses that allow you to live in this country while contributing virtually nothing towards its upkeep. There's a huge difference between the truly helpless and the truly hapless, and I've had it with the politicians who make little or no distinction between the two groups.

I don't care what these political whores tell you, there's no such thing as "free" anything, and the fact that you a) think there is or b) don't give a damn because you're not paying for it, is a testament to both their duplicity and your lack of integrity.

But then you knew that already, didn't you? And you're OK with it — as long as your government program or policy delivers the goods.

And let's be clear here: I'm including public service unions in the screw-everyone-else-what's-in-it-for-me category. You people think your salaries, health benefits and pensions are immune to economic reality, even as the people who pay for them are getting killed. You're already bankrupting California and New York, and you don't give a damn, either.

The greed of all of you knows no bounds. it doesn't matter that the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of man is the one which has occurred in America over the last fifty years. You want more, and you couldn't care less if the country goes bankrupt in the process of giving it to you. You'll vote for anyone who promises you all the things to which you are manifestly not entitled, and figure out how to "justify" it after the fact.

There was a time in this country when people were ashamed to go on the dole, except as a last resort. There was a time when most people accepted responsibility for their own behavior, or felt bad doing something wrong when they knew it was wrong. But that was before secular "progressives" made it fashionable to believe religion-based moral codes were "passe,'" and that everyone was entitled to "tailor" morality in accordance with "personal preferences." Once such moral uncertainty gathered momentum, the legal profession and the therapeutic community were more than willing to jump on the bandwagon. For the former, "right and wrong" became "legal and illegal." For the latter, "well and unwell."

Shame? Dead as the proverbial doornail. Its replacement? Self-rationalization and excuse-making.

Who do you people think you're kidding? Not the Americans who bust their butts every day to make ends meet. Not the people who try to do the right thing, just because it's right. A lot of them have been beaten into submission by our political class for whom nothing is more important than making decent people feel bad for not being "compassionate" enough.

Well no more. I'm calling you out. You and all the politicians who know the road to permanent power is paved by buying you off. You're nothing more than blood-suckers, and it's long past time someone told you so.

And please, don't pretend you don't know who you and your enablers are. You certainly do, and so do all the decent Americans who've been carrying you for decades. Your self-righteous indignation is wearing exceedingly thin, and you may have noticed that the sleeping giant of decent, law-abiding, hard-working Americans — still a majority of people in this country — are beginning to wake up. Those are the very same folks who bend over backwards, time and time again, to help people in need.

Those in want? Tick, tick tick...

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© 2009, Arnold Ahlert