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I read the thing twice, and I still don’t know if Mr. Henry is in favor of the use of last names for adults by children or not.
Personally, I abhor the current “friendliness” because it seems that everyone, particularly some snot-nosed little kid, starts addressing me by my first name the instant he/she finds out what it is, and that, in my humble opinion, is a sign of disrespect.
Sorry, Mr. Henry — if you like it, I don’t, and I find at the age of 63 that it is simply another way to bypass etiquette. I correct it every chance I get, and I will continue to do so. My kids aren’t going to address me by my first name, and even other adults aren’t going to, unless I allow them to do it first.p>It’s well past time to get back to basics.
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?