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I respect and appreciate what you are doing for our country by giving us clearly written wise writings during these difficult and chaotic times. I am angered by what Corrie did, although I am more angered by those who were guiding her, as you pointed out. What a tragedy to lose her life at such a young age for such a silly purpose. She obviously had courage which could have been used to much better purposes. It truly is a tragedy. I think she was too young to realize what she was doing. Too young and sheltered from the hardships of life enough to realize that she really could get hurt.p>I can relate to her, in a way. In my early 20’s I went to live in San Francisco for a quarter of school. I was surrounded by gay people. Guess what, many of us students (approx. 1/3), came to identify ourselves as gay as a result of the exposure to open acceptance of homosexuality we experienced there. It was all around us and it was talked about all the time. I ended up living that lifestyle for approximately four years. It became a living hell. I got into therapy and got out. I joined the Catholic Church several years later in response to the healing I experienced in therapy. Ironically, the Church is more liberal than any Protestant church I ever attended here in the Pacific Northwest, but that’s another story. In retrospect, I wish someone had told me that it was possible to transcend homosexuality during the time that I was struggling. Everyone just told me that it was “who I was.” I think Corrie’s situation was similar. She was so young. It makes me very very sad. She didn’t know what she was doing. Like me, she was surrounded by suffocating narcissism so that she could not see it in herself. She had not lived long enough to come to the end of herself so that she could search for a deeper way to live. Now, she will never have that chance. I hold those who misguided her more responsible for her death. br> — Mary Grace Miller br> Tacoma, WA /p> p> LEAPFROGGERS br> Re: Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder’s The French, The French : /p> p>I always enjoy reading the Mason/Felder columns, but this one on the French was absolutely the greatest!!!! Keep up the good work. br> — unsigned /p>
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.
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