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Re: W. James Antle, III’s Blackwell’s Back:
Tina Benkiser has not done a good job in Texas. That is what is
wrong with the GOP. I do not know about Ken Blackwell, but he
needs to shed Benkiser. Call any county chair in Texas and they
will tell you the same story. Anybody but Benkiser.
— Virginia Carpenter
Ken Blackwell is exactly what the Republicans may need but I hold out little hope that he will get the nod. I believe we will once again get another RINO for RNC chairman and go down to defeat in the next election. If by some odd chance Republicans should win, they will once again sell out the conservatives who supported them. I for one am finished with the Republican Party and will be supporting a third party from now on. I might add that many of my relatives feel the same and that my brother and his wife have now joined a Ron Paul support group. We need a third party in this country; both of the major parties are controlled by the bankers and other special interests and are selling our country down the drain with free trade, uncontrolled third world immigration and outsourcing of our industrial base.
What possible contribution can illiterate third world migrants
contribute to our country other than to expand the welfare rolls?
Milton Friedman said it best, “you cannot have immigration and a
welfare state,” because you will attract the wrong kind of
— Paul Martell
GUILTY, THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY
If you’ve ever wondered why there is continued violence between the Israelis and Palestinians for the past 40 years all you need to do is look at U.S. Policy.
Let’s take the current situation in Gaza. The Israelis claim that they have ended the 40 year occupation in Gaza, yet Israel’s blockade has forced 1.5 million people in Gaza to go without food, medical care, heating fuel, electricity, clean water and facilities and infrastructure necessary to life or even a half-way decent standard of living. Israel controls the land, sea, and air preventing anyone from entering or leaving — even Fulbright scholars are denied their education opportunity.
During the past 6 months there has been a cease fire between the two parties but just last month the Israelis were the first to break the cease fire by firing missiles into Gaza, killing 6 Palestinians and eventually killing 21 more Palestinians. It was Israel who was the first to break the cease fire, not Hamas. Why don’t we hear about this from the State Department or from the media?
In response to these attacks and to the human rights violations Hamas fired primitive rockets into southern Israel, landing in open fields, and killing or injuring not one Israeli. This innocent retaliation played in the hands of the Israelis just as they intended in order to justify their immediate attack and, as usual, portray themselves as the victims.
In response to Hamas’ rocket fire Israel launched an all out air assault on Gaza killing more than 325 Palestinians including 50 children, and seriously wounding another 1400. Instead of condemning this disproportionate response, President Bush and Secretary Rice both blamed Hamas for the violence and stated that Isarael has a right to defend themselves.
This is the kind of unbalanced Middle East Policy that has
created a monster in the Middle East. There will never be any
peace between the Arabs and the Israelis until someone in
Washington has the nerve to make a change. Let’s hope this new
administration is serious about change when it comes to Middle
— James J. David
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?