Shades of 1984. Fraud? What fraud? “Change” for everything good. Plus More.
WHO’S RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY?
Re: George Neumayr’s The Unholy Triumvirate:
The Dems were off by 24 years. Under an Obama presidency “G-d
damn America” becomes pro-American; bombing the Pentagon a
“worthy goal.” Shades of “newspeak!” George Orwell, contact your
office — stat!
— Gretchen L. Chellson
If, as the media so gleefully projects, Barack Obama becomes the
next president, our government will be headed by representatives
from Chicago, San Francisco, and Las Vegas — arguably, the three
least-trustworthy cities in the nation.
— Jon Lindquist
Las Vegas, Nevada
President-to-be Obama’s past tells us what our future will be
like. The government now controls credit decisions for most
college, home and business loans. Next year when Congress writes
new regulations the Democrat leadership will be able to determine
the qualifications of the people receiving loans based not just
on “credit worthiness” but on the social benefits to society.
This determination is already taking place in California where
students from several Christian schools were denied admission to
the state universities. They were taught from science, social
studies and literature textbooks that had a religious point of
view while only textbooks with a (politically correct) secular
point of view are acceptable. Instead of “In God We Trust”
students learn “In Government We Must!” As a community organizer,
Mr. Obama was given 50 million dollars to get Chicago high school
students to “function as part of the initiatives, ideas and
solutions that radically change society.” You can figure that
when he gives out college loans he will require students to do
“change” oriented community service. When asked if people have a
right to a “home,” he answered, “yes.” But, given government’s
housing goals and control of credit, planners will decide what
size housing you need and where you will live. You may be free of
debt, but your suppliers and customers may be faced with
requirements, restrictions and production goals determined by
central planners. Businesses may be free to sell, but buyers will
have directives as to what they can purchase. Everyone will have
environmental and healthcare, wage and benefit, union rules and
product standards they must comply with. When government controls
the money, the politicians control the people. It will be
government of the politicians, by the planners and for the party.
This may not be the agenda of all Democrat politicians, but when
you vote for a moderate you empower their party’s radical
leadership who won’t give up power! Is this the kind of change
— Michael McCarthy
You are the first person to put into print my deepest fears. The
liberals are so sure of themselves that I am not sure they will
tolerate opposition. What is the fairness doctrine other than an
attempt to limit freedom of speech? Will there be laws against
“hate” speech and we, the liberals, get to determine what
qualifies? Obama scares me, really scares me.
As for defending the country just hand Iran the bomb now if Obama wins.
As for defending the country just hand Iran the bomb now if Obama
In 6 months time the American public will be crying over rather than celebrating the election results of 2008 unless things change dramatically and that soon.
— Denny Smith
I am a retired police officer of 25 years and would rather face a
bank robbery-hostage situation where the robbers are Al-Qaeda and
the hostages are girl scouts than for this Country and its
Constitution to be held hostage by robbers like
Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Frank-Dodd-liberal Republicans. I fear for our
— Mike DeVita
This frantic game of musical chairs between McCain and Obama would be entertaining were it not for the memory of Al Gore conceding, rescinding, leaping back into the fray, getting frayed, then attempting to frag George Bush.
Undecided voters are like last minute Christmas shoppers — prone to buying something that is truly awful and paying way too much for it.
Have they fixed that ace-in-the-hole vote suppression that Al Gore tried to pull off in 2000? The one that would deprive our millitary serving overseas of having their votes counted? I hope so.
I take my vote seriously and would ask no one to be influenced by my thinking. I have just completed the herculean task of reading eleven propositions — pro and con arguments — to my husband and insisting that he listen and decide for himself how he would vote. He doesn’t need to have them read to him, but he won’t read them himself and he tends to be carried away by TV advertising. So I read, and repeat and discuss and insist he consider or not vote. As he approaches 85, having survived a dissecting aorta a couple of years back, his concentration is not quite what it should be. But to me, voting and driving a car require a certain skill level and if you don’t have it, don’t do it. Would that that much care is being given to assuring the independence of the aged voting in nursing homes! Do I hear a rueful chuckle?
We have our Prop. 2 — no doubt the brain(less)child of PETA. By the year 2017 this Proposition will prevent pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens from being confined in pens too small for them to stretch their limbs or flap their wings. I shop at a meat market where they proudly display a sign that says their veal is “humanely raised.” I said to my butcher, “But in the end you still make cutlets and scallopini out of the little fellas, don’t you?” Stretch their limbs? Hey, why haven’t airline coach passengers ever thought to have PETA intervene on their behalf?
We are faced with one of two things come November 5 — McCain will win by a squeaker and every two-bit lawyer in the Western hemisphere will descend on the offending state(s). Remember the wall-eyed ballot counter in Dade County gazing at what might have been a hanging chad? I don’t recall any of those Democrat toadies having to have a vision test before they discounted ballots they thought suspicious.
Or Obama will win. And frost will be singing “At the Copa — copa cabana” as he wings off to his retreat south of the border — there to wait for his pension checks to pay his $24-a-month staff of housekeepers
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?