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I too have noticed the increasingly strident tone of Europe in this election. And they are correct: by electing John McCain and eschewing Barack Obama, we Americans are rightly sending a message to the world: We don’t care about your esteem, and we do not wish to model ourselves after you.
Thomas Jefferson was correct when he stated:
“I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war. All their energies are expended in the destruction of the labor, property and lives of their people.” —Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1823. ME: 15:436.
And this holds true to date.p>Europeans want to see a weak America. Their lust for power has never abated over the centuries — it has just morphed into a powergrab by proxy. To that end, this American says: ODERINT DUM METUANT. br> — Catherine Alling /p>
I have spent a lot of time in Britain (have been there more than 20 times, not usually as a tourist) and have many British friends; as well, I have friends in the old Commonwealth, including New Zealand, with the same busybody attitude toward telling America her business.
A British friend quoted, from what source I do not know, the following explanation of why Britain in particular and what they call the EUnuchs hate America and Americans so much:
The British walk around as if they own the Earth. The Americans walk around as if they don’t give a F*** WHO owns the Earth.
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?