More important than football. Health care coming, your money going. Religous struggles. Plus more.
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But Christianity will never be afforded the “tolerance” many wish to extend toward Islam. We live in a country where the great many live by the ABC (anything but Christianity) code. The animus many have toward Christianity is so great that they will make common cause with those who do not wish them well. This is a mistake. It is a short distance from prohibiting theological statements to forbidding political ones.
As much as Christians resent such abuse, it is part of the cost of living in a country devoted to liberty and freedom to speak one’s mind. This is only how a free and self-governing people should be. Indeed, how can America defend Christianity against abuse and theological slander by restricting the speech and written word of non-Christians and still remain a free society?
In the same fashion, members of all religions must take their
knocks as well as their praise. Only by doing this can we
all join the company of free and honorable men.
— Mike Dooley
IMPUGNING DRUNKEN SAILORS
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Limited Government, Expanded Popularity:
Please don’t insult our inebriated mariners by comparing their spending habits with those of senators, congressmen, and presidents. There is a qualitative difference. Drunken Sailors spend only their own money, and they stop when they run out. The Idiots in Office spend OUR money or they spend borrowed money and secret away the debt obligation to be laid on generations of taxpayers yet unborn. In more honorable times, these Idiots would be tarred, feathered, ridden out of town on a fence rail, and warned to never come back. We reward these mountebanks by reelecting them and permitting them to award themselves pensions.
The only way to pay off the accumulated $10 TRILLION of federal debt is to sell federal assets, primarily land plus the occasional Ark of the Covenant that is stored in some federal warehouse. No other option makes any sense. Paying off the debt with inflated, printing press money is theft. Taxing future generations of Americans for money already spent is theft.
Repudiating the debt is theft, though some use the magnanimous term “debt forgiveness”. Not paying off the debt and paying the interest forever is as dumb as hell. Our Idiots in Office steam me no end. President G.W. Bush, for whom I voted twice, is as guilty as anybody for failing to address this scandal.
Would someone exercise some fiscal sobriety?! This is not a
new issue. This has been an issue since the Reagan election
of 1980. Our children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren will curse our names for failing to resolve this
offense that threatens to sink our Republic.
— David Shoup
Quin Hillyer replies:
Mr. Shoup has an excellent point, and I am chastened. I hereby apologize to all drunken sailors. They did not deserve the insult.
FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS
Re: Joseph Lawler’s Jindal Care:
It will fail…
The only way to turn around our failed system is to make users of
health care more responsible and move away from the entitlement
— Gregory J. Hummer, M.D.
CEO, Simplicity Health Plans
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