Emmett Tyrrell hits it. I am British. I would love to live in America. I do not qualify for admission. For conservatives like me stuck in socialist wastelands, America still symbolizes all that can be good about government, even if from time to time you unwittingly elect hardened snakes and liars like the 42nd President, and incompetents like the 39th. America still possesses the fabulous, mythical qualities of “a land of opportunity,” somewhere better, somewhere where a citizen can be a citizen and not a subject, where one can get by on one’s own merits and not be handicapped by birth, education or class and where the dignity and worth of labor is still recognized. I hate to see American citizens playing at peace activism, showing disdain for the system that actively nurtures and protects their ability to act like misguided holy fools. If they think the government they live under is unjust and unfair, they should try living in Europe. The lack of humility shown by peace activists is staggering. There is one war on which, of course, they’re all very keen — when it’s Palestinians waging war on Israelis.p>It sounds cheesy coming from a Scot, but God Bless America. Some Europeans still understand. br> — Martin Kelly br> Glasgow, Scotland /p> p> The article by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. mentions that the peaceniks carried signs saying “Hands Off Iraq.” Isn’t this a rip-off of Lee Harvey Oswald’s “Hands Off Cuba” fliers? I believe it is. These guys are REALLY living in the (early) 60’s. br> —- Paul Higdon
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?