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Not long ago, on these very pages, the question was asked, “what’s the worst that can happen with an Obama presidency?” A plethora of answers were offered, and while the list was terrifying, it was far from exhaustive. At that time America was not facing a financial meltdown along with a Congress that was wildly out of control. Mr. Hillyer finds comfort in that “new generation of conservative leaders” are starting “to come of age,” but the will there be a future in which these leaders can take their place? Will America continue to be an America that we can recognize? We are watching, often passively, the transfer of power from the people to the government that may prove to be unprecedented in any democratic country or possibly the history of the world itself.p>The Federalist and other writers of the Constitution were fearful of an overly aggressive central government. They included provisions for the people to take back their government from tyrannical leadership. But as Benjamin Franklin wrote over 200 years ago, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The American citizenry must make its voice heard now. The message is a simple one: no bailout. We are willing to suffer a recession but we are not willing to be servants to an overreaching and unconstitutional government. Governments are to serve the people and not the other way around. br> — Ira M. Kessel br> Rochester, New York
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?