I found this article intensely compelling. Somehow the U.S. went from the exuberance of JFK to lethargic gloom and doom of Jimmy Carter in a scant two decades. Then came RR. He spoke not to history, but to us, the citizens. He recognized that we are the engine that drives America. He knew that we were just waiting for someone to start us up, even though we may not have realized that.
This was a timely read for me because Mr. Carter was interviewed on the KGB-in-America PBS network this morning as I drove to work. He opined that the difference between Republicans and Democrats is that the former seek to expand America’s influence by force of arms while that latter seek to change America to be more compatible with other countries. Why Democrats seek to make America more like the places our ancestors fled is beyond me. Europe is moving away from socialism because it is not affordable. Democrats want us to be collectivized and march to socialism’s beat. Europeans are just beginning to understand this cruel, implacable foe that is the Muslim world. Democrats want us to “negotiate” with them.p>I like things here pretty much the way they are. Everybody has an equal opportunity to try and fail and then again. br> — Jay W. Molyneaux
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?
H/T to National Review Online