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I couldn’t agree with Phil Klein more. John McCain’s performance at the Saddleback Church was the best I’ve seen of the man. His responses were solid and straight-on. Obama, on the other hand, in responding to Rick Warren’s questions, did more tap-dancing around than Gregory Hines in his prime. It was truly a memorable moment in this year’s presidential election process.p>Truth be told, I contributed to Sen. McCain’s campaign early on (I initially supported Mitt Romney) but became dismayed at many of the things McCain has said and done. Recently, after hearing of his comment that he would consider a “pro-choice” (read “pro-abortion”) vice president, I sent the most recent solicitation for funds by the McCain Campaign back to them with a hand-written note from a gift pad of paper that bears the photo of my grandson. I soundly castigated McCain and his campaign for uttering such rubbish. However, Senator John’s performance at Saddleback has pretty much calmed my fears and I will be sending in a contribution in the next solicitation that I receive (and they do seem to come 3-4 times a week). br> — Jim Bjaloncik br> Stow, Ohio /p>
Yet another fine piece by Philip Klein.
He did leave out one of the most telling Obama flubs, though — when he failed to answer the question of when life begins. His core evasion (I had originally written “answer”) was that the question was “above his pay grade.”
Well, let’s see if we can explain it to someone in Obama’s “pay grade.” I’ll try to use as many words of one syllable as I can, considering the difficulty of the subject (for some).
First, let’s imagine two moments and two bodies frozen in time — my body a second before I die, and my body a second after. As far as the natural elements are concerned, the bodies are both the same, except that one of the bodies is “dead.”
Clearly, something had been working on the elements in the living body to keep them developing and growing, but is missing in the dead body. We call that something “life.”
We don’t know what “life” is, where it resides in the body, or how it works. We just know that when it’s there, our bodies are developing and growing, and when it’s absent, they stop.
Now, let’s look at conception. An ovum combines with a spermatozoon and the egg begins to develop and grow. Hopefully, it will continue to grow develop and grow through all of the stages of human life.
Here, however, not only do we not know where in that tiny body, measured in cells, life is, or how it works, but now we also don’t know how it got there. Probably from the mother, maybe from the mother and father.
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