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Bobbie Walden seems to have generated the usual feeding frenzy from your ultra-right readers — those who keep loaded semi-automatic weapons on their bed stands just in case al Qaeda manages to break into their bunkers while they’re asleep. Although I would agree that Walden’s letter was not well written, I would argue that her complaints are intelligible and are shared by millions of non-Trotskyite Americans.
Despite A. DiPentima’s economic optimism, one should be extremely skeptical of the figures he quotes, since most war-related costs are excluded from the budget. Then there are the hundred-million-plus people who will be reaching retirement age within the next few years, the majority of whose savings will be insufficient to stave off bankruptcy.
Ironically, one defect of George W. Bush that incenses many Americans is that he isn’t really a practicing Christian. How well has Bush followed these teachings of Jesus (from Matthew)?
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”p>Going to church regularly and claiming to be born again doesn’t cut it for true believers. Bush insisted on invading Iraq, causing thousands deaths, against the judgment of the world community. He has all but ignored the financial and medical needs of the majority of Americans who, unlike him, will never live off interest, dividends and capital gains. br> — Abe Grossman br> Pleasantville, New York /p>
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?