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To function properly, a democracy’s constituents must have a stake in the game economically and be sufficiently informed to be able to vote meaningfully. One cannot expect persons who are literally concerned about having enough to eat to decline the blandishments of Chavez and his ilk. Given a not totally corrupt judiciary and some serendipitous good fortune a country can evolve into a functioning democracy but don’t bet the ranch on it….p>The Chavez embarrassment also highlights the stupidity of signing documents supporting structures that exist only on university campi (campuses??) and the pages of the NY and LA Times and the Washington Post. There is no doubt that all would be better off with the ouster of Chavez, but the administration prefers to play “let’s pretend”. br> — Bruce Karlson br> Navarre, Florida /p> p> ENEMY CENTRAL ETHNIC SLUR? br> Re: Enemy Central’s : /p>
Being from New York, I’m certainly no fan of Andrew Cuomo, but what exactly is this supposed to mean?p>”Word on the street is that Andy remains irate that his friends in the scrap metal business were cut out of the post-9/11 cleanup.” br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?