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Interesting piece. I think Mother Nature is welcome to be treated as a legal person, with rights and protections of citizens, just as soon as we can hold her responsible as citizens are for breaking the laws of the land. Hurricane, earthquake, destruction of life and property? Get ready to do a spell in the chokey, Ma.
We are part of nature but not of it, and the continual erasing of the distinction is our ruin. In seeing ourselves as the equivalent of beasts, beasts we shall become.p>As for the rest of the new Ecuadorian constitution, well, it reminds me of what put the republic in “banana republic.” Waiting for the military coup in 3…2…1… br> — Mark Amundsen /p>
The opinion expressed by Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz, a freelance writer of Minnesota, seems very logical and praise-worthy deed which could contribute a lot to in the right direction of democratize the nation. I further would like to add few more words on the issue raised through that article.p>In the current world, specifically in the developing nations, gradually the ruling parties and leaders are going to be a kind of dictator giving the name of democratization the nation and getting the absolute majority in the legislative. It has been found that the interpretation of the rule of law and human rights standards have been intentionally defined as per the will, privilege and needs of the ruler which, indeed, endangering the protection of people’s basic rights specifically the liberty of people. That is why it’s a duty of all to raise strong voices against all these kinds of anti-democratic movements and practices wherever they are seen and found. br> Pant Dibakar br> St. Paul, Minnesota
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?