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I lived in London for four years and traveled often to Scotland for business and pleasure. The English were out of joint about the results of devolution that resulted in Members of Parliament from Scotland voting on internal matters in England. One of the most controversial issues was Scottish votes regarding the English National Health System while not having any political accountability for these votes as Scotland had a separate National Health System that provided much better coverage than the English NHS. It was so much better that Brits who lived in England near the Scottish border would register for NHS in Scotland rather than in England. While these complaints were certainly made in England, they were occasional. I heard much more vitriol in England against the United States (and France) than against Scotland.p>When I drove to Scotland, once I changed the radio station from BBC 2 to BBC Scotland, the Anti-English vitriol seemed to dominate the radio waves. England was the source of all the Scottish ills. I was surprised by sectarianism in Glasgow, but you certainly never heard anyone on radio or in the newspapers promoting it, while you did hear talk of Scottish succession in polite society. I have Catholic and Protestant friends in Scotland who have a common hatred of England. br> — Don Parnell br> Arlington, Virginia /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?