A couple of questions for the Michael Newdows of the world: What, pray tell, is the precise religion that the government is attempting to establish by having your child recite “under God.” Catholicism? Greek Orthodoxy? Any of a dozen Protestant sects? Islam? If no single one of the above, or any other, then the Pledge does not offend against the non-establishment clause.p>(What is wrong with me that this seems so clear-as-sunlight? Am I as primitive and simplistic in my thinking as the Founding Fathers? Isn’t this finally all about hatred of God, anything spiritual, transcendent?) May the Supreme Court somehow cease their fine legalistic sidestepping, and find time and the backbone to keep the Newdows of the country from inflicting their impoverished, banal world view on the rest of us, and our children. br> — J. Erickson br> Davidson, North Carolina /p> p> The Supreme Court is politically astute. They sidestepped this issue until after the election. The four liberals did not want to give evangelicals another reason to make sure they got to the polls. It’s up to the Bush people to let them know the “issue” is not dead. br> — Annette Cwik
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?