Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

One thrill of my lifetime occurred soon after I helped launch U.S. Term Limits in 1992, when radio commentator Paul Harvey phoned me to fact-check a story he was doing.

Harvey, king of radio back then, was a huge fan of term limits. And I was a big fan of him. I loved his quirky vocal mannerisms and the way he told us “the rest of the story.” Today, three years after his death, I’d like to bring you “the rest” of a few recent Common Sense stories.

I. “There is no Olympic medal for political dishonesty,” I concluded a recent commentary about a Missouri State senate race where the principled Ed Emery was wrongly and ridiculously smeared by State Rep. Scott Largent. “Let’s hope Show-Me State voters show Largent the agony of defeat.”

Well, voters did just that. In the August 7 primary, Emery narrowly defeated Largent.

II. Recall my rant on the California parks system apparently hiding $54 million from the department of finance?

With an investigation underway, the Sacramento Bee not only reports “a department that wanted to keep secret a reserve of its own special funds” and — surprise, surprise – the unauthorized use of those slush funds, but also “a springtime rush each year to spend money authorized by the Legislature to avoid having the funds return to the general fund.”

Seems the parks department may also have been dummying up million-dollar contracts to make funding look like it was spent when it wasn’t.

All while asking for donations from the public and closing parks.

III. Objected, I did, to the Obama Administration’s successful push to get a record number of people to sign up for food stamps. Others have objected to David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, who posted on Facebook that we should follow the advice of the National Park Service — “Do not feed the animals” — noting that, “Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

Fowler was denounced for being insensitive, for calling poor people animals.

But aren’t all people animals?

We’re not potted plants.

And now you know the rest of Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Richard Sava says:

    Oh, Mr. Jacob. Of course we are all animals, but only when it suppoorts the liberal “newspeak” machine.
    We need to support gay marriage because it is a “human” rights issue.
    However, when confonted that homosexuality is not normal behavior we are told that all other members of the animal kingdom participate in homosexual sex.
    Of course when confronted with the fact that animals will hump a pillow if the urge hits them while next to a pillow, they brush off the common sense idea that humans were given the ability control themselves and the knowledge of right and wrong. After all, we’re just “animals” then.

  2. Drik says:

    Since the goal is to have human beings treated with decency and kindness and consideration, it is abominable that we are subjecting fellow human beings to coerced (nudged) dependency, fostering a)anger, b) resentment, and c) entitlement.
    The obvious solution is to have the National Park Serivce administering the welfare department.

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