All about management styles. Constitutionally opposed. Arguing with Stoners. Plus more.
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Be vewwy quiet, the Loony Left is Bush hunting.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WAIT AROUND BEFORE SCREWING
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Reagan’s Third Inaugural Address:
Your article says in part:
“It was the government’s Smoot-Hawley tariff that dropped a protectionist wall around an America desperate for the jobs and economic growth that can only be provided by free trade.”
Not true. The “protectionist wall” was put up in 1828, not
1931. At the time of Smoot-Hawley tariffs were already
— James H. Murphy
IT WOULD TAKE AN ACTION HERO TO AVERT
Re: Chris Reed’s Putting Government First:
Chris Reed puts a fine point on part of the problem in
California, and it’s a shame that we are saddled with a
never-ending stream of career idiots in the Governor’s Mansion.
None have had the strength of character or conviction to do the
really hard work of righting this listing ship as it
founders. Spending cuts and tax cuts are the only solutions
that will revive this once Titanic economy. Alas, like the
Titanic the gash below the waterline is going to remain hidden as
the MSM in California continues to oversell the failed socialist
policies. We will fail because ever-increasing spending by people
so drunk on their own power that they will drown before admitting
they’ve failed. In the meantime, small business owners and
people who actually have jobs and pay taxes suffer their folly
until we all go down with the ship.
— Greg Mercurio
Re: Andrew Cline’s Obama vs. James Madison:
Between Article One of the United States Constitution section 8, clause 18, aka “The Necessary and Proper Clause,”, stating: “The Congress shall have Power — To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof,” and the Tenth Amendment, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,” made perfectly clear that Mr. Cline’s repudiation of President Obama’s vision is correct and well principled.
President/Messiah Obama offered, “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.” The Prez/Savior is letting the public know, the age of big government is back — with a vengeance.
The federal government can provide services, such as domestic defense that cannot be provided by any other person or collective, but for most services, the government is far from the most efficient provider; in fact, it is often the most costly and cumbersome solution. The federal government, by adding multilayer bureaucracies and redundant, often self-contradictory, rules, more often hinders service than it does facilitate it. If Mr. Obama cares to ask what does the government do better than the private sector, the answer will be not much, but he starts the a priori assumption that government has a solid record of delivering the goods. This completely ignores history and current fact.
If one begins with the wrong questions, one cannot arrive at the
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
A FALSE HOPE
Re: Robert Stacy McCain’s Inaugural Memories:
I am curious. Will today’s inauguration end Al Gore’s
— Reid Bogie
Sorry…but I couldn’t bring myself to turn on the TV yesterday. I wasn’t about to join in and sing Kumbayah with what SEEMED to be — or was presented by the press to be — the rest of the country. I find it quite hypocritical that those same folks who feverishly disrespected former President Bush are now saying “let’s join together in unity.”
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?