With great respect for Ralph Reiland, I have to point out a flaw in his observation regarding Rep. DeWeese’s comparison of Pennsylvania to a corporation. Reiland states, “The comparison doesn’t work. Corporations… are forced to operate in an increasingly competitive environment where they have to be proficient at meeting the wants and needs of the public…”p>The comparison, in fact, works too well. My family roots are in Pittsburgh. In the early '90s, my sister and brother-in-law moved south. In the late '90s, I moved south. Two weeks ago the family reunited in Pittsburgh for a final gathering at “home” to help our mother pack and move south. Pennsylvania no longer receives one penny of state tax from our family’s collective income, assets, or expenditures. And among friends still in the area, many have inquired about housing and jobs in the south, expressing a real interest in following suit. Goods and services don’t always come to the people. Sometimes the people move to find better goods and services. Please remind the arrogant Mr. DeWeese of what happens to corporations that continually lose customers. br> — Tom Cook
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?