How many Americans can openly admit to giving our country five minutes of undivided cerebral attention? Attention that is free from the stresses of life, job, and our fellow humans? Not the attention of what the country can do for me, or what you can do for your country.” More like as Americans are we on the verge of something that is yet to be defined, but will have dramatic effect upon our lives and this country.
We are emphatically blamed for many of the ills of the world. We are castigated for not doing enough for the world’s poor, we allow third world countries’ children go to bed hungry at night while our children become more obese, yet Americans are the world’s most productive people.
So what are we to do? There comes a time as a people we need to go back and relearn the principles that made us who we are today.
“But we won’t be a superpower anymore!” Maybe. But what is the definition of superpower and that still doesn’t take away from us who we are as a people and nation and what we have accomplished in our brief history.
Maybe this yet to be defined something, is really a new American cognizance that we are to embark upon as a nation, that in itself will make us stronger, better, and a more effective leader of the free world.p>But will we have a President that will address us as a whole nation instead of individual demographic groups and have the political courage and will to tell us, “We need to pull off the World’s freeway for a while and take a break.” br> — Melvin L. Leppla br> Jacksonville, North Carolina
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?