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I am sorry to have to say this, but there is only one side to the current financial crisis. That is total government incompetence bordering on, if not in fact, criminal negligence. There is no one else to blame. Government policies created the situation that led to the credit meltdown. It was political influence and protectionism that allowed it to continue to the point that literally trillions of dollars in investment have been lost in the private sector. And now governmental corruption continues as the Congress and the administration strive mightily to cover-up their incompetence, negligence and possible criminal behavior. And in so doing, they are going to cost the taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars directly and an unknown amount indirectly as their actions deepen and perpetuate the recession that we are entering.p>Who do you vote for to represent your interests? How do the people protect themselves from their protectors? When we look to Washington, we are akin to Diogenes. And lo, there is not an honest man to be seen. This is just another failure of government in a long list of failures in the last three decades. And there are no strong leaders on the horizon to look to. So let’s go to the polls and vote. There may be some conservatives running for Congress who are, as yet, uncorrupted. If you can find one vote for him, or her. As for the Presidency, we have the choice between an aging liberal populist and a young Marxist-Leninist. I suppose one is better than the other, but not very much. If the citizens do not take control of this country, then we will all be working for minimum wage; except for the politicians and a few of their good friends. But, at least we will have free housing.
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