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While reading Jacob Laksin’s excellent article, I couldn’t help but reflect how pathetic we Americans are at pointing fingers. How ridiculous the Europeans look with their ineffectual efforts against terrorism! All the while, our own TSA, responsible for keeping our airlines safe, will fine any airline which questions more than two Arab fliers on any one flight. The Homeland Security Department’s other watchdog, the Border Patrol, cannot prevent the invasion of people, drugs, or who knows what else, from flowing across our borders with Mexico and Canada, due to woeful undermanning, and over-regulation.
The Western world is caught up in globalization. One of its most dangerous manifestations is the hijacking of an already militant religion by the modern day terrorist. We smugly point to how amazingly destructive our modern, hi-tech military is, and delude ourselves that we are safer now than we were on September 11. I submit that only time will tell.
We have become a litigious society, no longer able to keep a common core of values, because expression of any one of them is certain to offend someone else. Our courts routinely dispense politically correct, legally incoherent decisions, trampling the basic underpinnings of decency, common sense and our economy.
We have been invaded by an army of illegals, whom the PC crowd insists on referring to as ‘“undocumented” immigrants. This same army, and its sympathizers, insists on all the rights of U.S. citizens, medical care under Medicaid, driver’s licenses, the same tuition as any in-state resident, in our state funded colleges and universities, etc., without any understanding that the first responsibility of a citizen is to obey the law.p>People in glass houses.. .., but keep throwing them anyway. Maybe the crash of falling glass will wake up the residents before it is too late. br> — Ralph Goodson
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?