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The Dumbbell's Dictionary

Israel, n. America’s one truly steadfast, democratic ally in the Middle East. It’s a shame
that Obama has decided to join Hamas and Hezbollah in their continuing attempt to drive
Israel into the sea and replace her existence on maps of the area with a „Greater
Palestine.’
„It Takes a Village, n. Title of a sophomoric 1996 book published by Hillary Clinton, but
written in its entirety by a woman whose first name is Barbara, her last name lost for all
time, inasmuch as Hillary chose not even to acknowledge her as a contributor, let alone
as the actual author. This book was so bad that even Bill Clinton found the need to
disavow it. And shame, shame on the benighted Hillary, for with this book she helped lay
the groundwork for Obama’s pledge to „fundamentally transform America.’
Obama, demented socialist that he is, nevertheless understands that in order to transform
America into a socialist state, he and his leftist cohorts must successfully destroy the
three pillars of American liberty: Individual Liberty, Economic Liberty, and
Constitutional Liberty. In view of what he has accomplished to date, and this should
come as no surprise, he is well on his way to succeeding.
His agenda is in blatant disregard of one of the greatest precepts our Founders left us.
Thus, James Wilson: „It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and
according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence;
and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for
their usefulness, their respectability, and happiness.’
But, says Hillary the heartless shrew, harridan, virago (take your pick), parents aren’t
good enough. (I can readily enough picture her throwing ash trays at Bill in the White
House.) Obama could not have picked a more in - tune Secretary of State, for while he
continues on his self-appointed task of disarming America, Hillary continues to harangue
us on the evils of gun ownership, and even goes along with the United Nations proposal
to ban gun ownership for individuals.
Ivory Tower, n. I do believe that in his latest novel, „The Dead Town,’ Dean Koontz had
it just about right when he had one of his seedier characters declare: „We think different
from what a bunch of pencil neck Ivy League professors of conflict resolution think.’
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Andrew Jackson, n. Old Hickory, America’s seventh president. Known especially for his
„kitchen cabinet,’ explosive temper (As a young man he fought a duel with a man who
had insulted his wife, and carried a bullet in his chest for the remainder of his days.), and
his propensity to hold grudges. All in all, an irascible character who did not readily show
respect.
Thus, when in the early 1830’s Jackson uprooted the Cherokee Nation’s people from
their ancestral homes in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, John Marshall and his
Supreme Court declared the action illegal and thus void. Upon receiving the Court’s
decision, Jackson’s immortal reply was: „John Marshall has made his decision. Now let
him enforce it.’ In the late twentieth century, we could have used a President of similar
mind, especially with respect to some of the Court’s loonier decisions, e.g., Roe v. Wade.
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