I have to take a leave of absence from this wonderful group, for a little while. So I just wanted to tell everyone how much I enjoy reading both the thoughtful articles and the wonderful, and thoughtful, letters posted on this site.
I just finished reading Monday’s edition and wished to make some quick pronouncements.
First, the election is over. The liberal Democrats have won control of the U.S. Congress and they will attempt to be exactly what they are; liberal, secular, opportunistic isolationists. Their actions, in the short run, will cost the ordinary men and women of this nation a large amount of money. On the social front, they will succeed in turning brother against brother in a way not even imaginable under a Republican controlled Congress. They will seek to strip, and very probably succeed in stripping, the people of a number of our most cherished freedoms. Because of their lack of resolve in facing external threats, they will place this nation at even greater risk of attack, invasion and war.
The terrible thing about all of this is that there is simply nothing that the People of this country can do about this for two years. However, this does not mean that others will not.
I am sure that those of you, who are regular readers of this site, are tired of hearing this, but it bears repeating. There is a world outside the United States of America. It is, unfortunately, a world populated by governments and people who hate this nation and her people. They hate us, or fear us, because we stand in the way of their acquisition of power. And they will stop at nothing to destroy us. And, in time they will make the final attempt to do so. That time is closer than many think.
A few very unscientific predictions: Look for a limited war with Iran, Syria and their terrorist surrogates by the late summer of 2008. Iran will not curtail its nuclear development program and Israel will not allow them to develop an effective nuclear device. Israel will not take the chance of having to rely upon a dovish, liberal controlled United States government and will take steps to protect itself while the current administration is still in office. The religious terrorists will become active upon our shores in response. Fuel supplies, and other imported goods, will be curtailed. And civil liberties will be muzzled by a Democrat congress. And, the media will blame it all upon the outgoing administration.
Unrest will spread throughout Europe and especially in the former Soviet Union. Southeast Asia will see significant upheavals. China will move to establish itself as the regional power in the East as a U.S. vacuum develops in that region. Military conflict between the U.S. and China is likely. Latin America may be the only bright spot, as democratic groups see the opportunity to remove some oppressive governments. Unfortunately, the largely interconnected global economy will suffer severely; leading to serious shortages at home. And, the future is anything but clear.p>A dismal view of the future, I know. I hope it is simply the result of post-election fatigue. I would be ecstatic if it remains a mere fantasy. But, I fear that will not be so. Keep trying to make the people of this nation see the clouds on the horizon. I hope to return shortly. Thank you for a marvelous experience. br> —
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?