College is the place to learn crazy ideas. Retro Obama. The Burmese model for Dems. Plus more.
Re: Jay D. Homnick’s Non Campus Mentis:
Finally some one has put their finger on the weak link in the
liberal chain. I have been telling my friends for years that it
does no good to fight and even win particular battles with
liberals while we allow a new crop of them to be produced by our
colleges and universities every 4 years. Conservatives have
allowed liberals free rein in indoctrinating our children for far
too long. They need to be challenged at every step and in every
grade level by every means necessary. Let’s take back our
children from these liberal losers.
— Jim Feeney
Why not a national University similar to the military academies
but sponsored by the party? Each state could recruit their
promising YR’s and by appointment send them to the Party
University (not party school). There professors like Walter
Williams et al would ground them in American traditions, read
Conservative values, and create patriotic American leaders for
the future. Tuition could be charged or party work required in
exchange. Certainly would build a solid base of educated
— Phil King
Re: George Neumayr’s Cautiousness You Can’t Believe In:
You know, if there was just one lesson to learn from these
self-loathing, maniacal, sociopaths we’ve just elected that might
make all this palatable, it might be that we can no longer afford
to allow others to define us. Either we know the meaning of
freedom or we do not. And those who do know, must daily be
personally engaged in the education of others to combat a
pervasive ignorance which would mock their lives and strip them
of honor and dignity. The ivory towers are fallen. Time to spend
what treasure we have on turning the hearts of those we can
touch, and forget movements, causes, and maybe even most issues.
We have little choice now but to enlighten the world one soul at
a time, and hope for a change. Hmm, that sounds catchy. Maybe we
can use it, too.
— Mike Showalter
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Re: Anonymous’s Throwing Away the Key in Burma:
As I read your Burma/Myanmar story, one quote struck me:
“That’s the only way they can keep control. Their very intention is to keep people away from knowledge and education.”
That is also a foundation of Democrat Party politics and their union cronies in the NEA, AFT, and other educational institutions.
A truly literate, well-informed, and educated (not indoctrinated)
U.S. voting public would never have put Barack Obama in
— Dave Schallert
Re: Bill Croke’s The Wicked Witch of the West:
To these socialist busybodies, the Golden Rule is a concept too
difficult to comprehend. “It’s an enormous concept with thousands
of years of history to try to fight hate and violence, but we
have to start somewhere.” That is, the Crusade gives her a warm
and fuzzy feeling all over. If she saw you spank your kid in the
store, it’s off to the clinker for you. But let her little
darling yank a jar of spaghetti sauce to the floor and there
should be a law placing breakables out of children’s reach.
Stores would be fined accordingly,Wal-Mart at the top. Has the
Mommy State morphed into the Police State, or is it a
— Russel Ready
YOU SAY PIRATE, I SAY PRIVATEER
Re: Roger Kaplan’s Piracy Then and Now:
Piracy should be used to U.S. advantage.
The U.S. should refuse to be concerned about piracy of non-US ships. Let them be taken, sunk, or used for scrap metal. Who cares?
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?