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In short, do that which is right. In the words of some favorite prayers, “Be strong and of good courage. Hold fast to that which is good.” And, in the words of a prayer said regularly at Trinity Episcopal School in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans, pray that the Lord make us “gentle, generous, truthful, kind, and brave.”
None of which should be very difficult. None of which is very difficult, unless we of our own sheer cussedness make it so.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of us in these United States believe that what happened in Bethlehem two millennia ago was more than mere good fortune, but rather a miracle and a redemption and good tidings of great joy. Those tidings, we believe, were more than words; they were The Word. The Word was God, and we have every reason to rejoice. In response, our souls should magnify the Lord, and our spirits rejoice in God our Savior. He has indeed looked with favor upon us, especially upon us in these United States.
Stop moaning, and be joyful. Smile. And love.
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?