In his recent editorial, George Neumayr rightly takes Michael Kinsley to task for describing week old human embryos with “fewer physical human qualities than a mosquito” in what Neumayr terms “rebuking George Bush”.
While it is certainly appropriate, and even honorable to take Kinsley and other liberals to task on this type of issue, and to defend the sanctity of even week old human embryos, a little perspective is in order.
George Bush is the President of the United States. Regardless of how you feel about him, he is one of the most important and significant people, as well as the single most powerful person, in the world today. Whether it is from love or hate, literally billions of people can instantaneously identify him by name, title or picture.
Michael Kinsley on the other hand, is a fairly insignificant journalist in the overall scheme of things. He is unknown by sight to almost the entire planet, save for a very few hard core political junkies on either end of the spectrum. Even by name, he is recognized by probably well under 100,000 people.p>It is important to address and rebut liberal ideology, on issues such abortion and their lack of respect for the sanctity of human life, whenever possible. However, the idea that someone as insignificant as Michael Kinsley can in any way deliver a “rebuking” to the President of the United States is akin to supposing a mosquito bite is traumatic to an elephant. br> — Ralph Drury br> Carlsbad, California /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.
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?