Shawn Mitchell

Please enjoy my pithy posts from Facebook. They’re brilliant, or reasonably insightful, or at least not stupid in most cases.

If a male politician found a sugar mommy to pay his way through school, and to accept and raise his children as her own without him, he wouldn't dare make heroic single daddy-hood the centerpiece of his identity and campaign. If he tried, the media would slaughter him. If he were a Republican, anyway.

Liberals think people are too flawed to make it in life without paternalistic restraints and controls. Conservatives think people are too flawed to be trusted with paternalistic restraints and controls over other people.

Nixon wanted to use the IRS as a weapon, and failed. For that, he is reviled. Obama is successfully using every federal agency that exists as a weapon. For that, his critics are called racists.

So, reports in Colorado are, illegal weed on the street is cheaper than legal weed in the state-regulated dispensaries. If politicians can make a legal product more expensive than the banned black market product, that's a pretty good metaphor for what government does to enterprise and human exchange.

Dreams and vision mean nothing. Chutzpah and action change the world.

We are in a contest between those who believe life will be better if government controls more of our actions, and those who believe life will be better if government controls less. The less side won in 1776. But the Empire is striking back. Hard.

The PBS News Hour did a breathless story about income inequality in Orange County, California. All the starving kids it featured look obese. We better sign our life over to big government to save those starving fatties.

He didn't create jobs. He didn't end the surveillance police state. He didn't keep his promise about the health insurance I liked. He didn't expand the ranks of covered Americans. He didn't respect my constitutional rights under the 2nd Amendment, 1st, 4th, 5th, and probably others. He didn't restore America's respect in the world. He didn't repair our international alliances.
And he sure as hell didn't vindicate the Oslo worshippers who gave him the grand, global, wet kiss.

But I can't say exactly how I feel about him, because that would be racist or something. God, please deliver America from its stupidity.

Hey Republicans, Christie has a comeback plan! After school dinner for kids! If you're with this buffoon, you should rethink your philosophy.

Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell was elected to Senate District 23 in the Colorado General Assembly in November of 2004. Shawn is an attorney at private practice in Denver and Adams County.