Readers aren’t seeing a silver lining. Obama notions. Cao time. Propping up 8. Plus more.
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Re: Mark Tooley’s Thanksgiving, Obama, and the Pilgrims:
It is disappointing that, after our august men and women of the
cloth argue their case and lose in the open public forum, they
seek to go behind the closed doors of that state’s court and
disembowel the deliberative process.
It is in bad faith that opponents are attempting to defeat Prop 8 by arguing that an amendment to the constitution must be struck down because it is “unconstitutional” according to that same constitution. This totally ignores what amendments are all about. A free and self-governing people must be free to make changes in their basic laws and make binding statements on what the founding principles mean.
To say, as some do, the people of California have no authority to institute Prop 8 in that state’s constitution means turning their backs on the ideal that a constitution and government derive their authority from the governed. To uphold the reverse may be a lot of things; but it has nothing to do with a democratic republic.
— Mike Dooley
IS THERE A MAN AMONG YOU?
Re: Doug Bandow’s European Fantasies:
I completely agree with Doug Bandow’s analyses, down to the last period.
Now if he can just find three Europeans who also agree, we could have us a real revolution on our hands.
We over here will pay the price for the Eurocrats’ warm and fuzzy-noodled dreams of domination. And we will pay — one way or another.
— A. C. Santore
SUMMING IT UP
Re: James Bowman’s review of Happy-Go-Lucky:
“There’s nothing more resented than a good example.”
Perfect encapsulation of why some people despise Sarah Palin.
Great review, as always.
MISSED EXTRA POINT
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s A Tide of Tradition:
It will be SEVEN in a row when Auburn whips Satan’s Spawn on
War Damn Eagle!
— Sam Alexander
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?