Churchill wanted America to fight. The real favored nation. Obama’s false questions. Plus more.
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If one starts with false questions, one is limited to false choices. Even if the most rational answer to health care were a government solution (and no evidence demonstrates the Obama solution is a prudent one) the question remains faulty because it is based on an a priori assumption that government has a role to play. Where in the Constitution is the right/responsibility of the government (at any level) to provide health care written or implied? This first question is being purposely ignored by The Prince and representatives from both sides of the aisle.
Tea Parties are brewing. Tax revolt hangs in the air. If the collected strength and wisdom of the Right is going to drop the people’s elbow on the arrogant and unconstitutional overreaching of power of the current administration and the Democratic controlled Congress, wisdom and experience dictate that we go in with a clear vision of victory, a plan for that victory and an exit strategy. (We have seen power corrupt the GOP when they had contol over the White House, Senate and House.) If we are to battle back extensive taxes and over-regulation, maybe we can beat back some of FDR’s other legacies.
The Left is drunk on power and feels no need to hide its arrogance. Their weight on the people is causing many to tremble, but under such conditions the people do find their way to be heard. History is replete with leaders and heroes who have heard the peoples voice and answered the challenge to speak truth to power. If now is the time to be heard, we must find our leaders. Times of testing leave only the strong and the dead.
Before we make our choices, let us be wise enough to ask the
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
IT’S NOT JUST THE BANKS
Re: Philip Klein’s Wrestling With Capitalist Pigs:
Philip Klein points out the misguided antics of the large banks
that have earned capitalism a bad name recently. I wish to point
out that the capitalist business society is not just made up of
large banks, but the local and regional ones as well, and also
practically any other business that comes to mind. And the vast
majority of these are productive and responsibly run companies
that make our American way of life possible. As the author states
in his story, government intervention is anathema to the free
markets, and a strong argument can be made that this is why we
are in all this mess to begin with.
— Richard Craig
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Blocking the Funds of Terrorists:
“Who can object to giving money to charities?”
If the government wants to decrease a behavior, they tax it more heavily.
Prince Obama proposes decreasing the allowance (i.e., increasing taxes) for charitable giving.
Therefore, The One objects to giving money to charities.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
A BAKER’S DOZEN OF REFORMS
Re: Andrew Cline’s The NCAA’s Slaves:
Here’s a new plan to reform the NCAA:
No freshmen play on the varsity…
Each school must have try-outs open to all students…
All athletes must meet the academic entrance standards of the school…
They must also show academic progress each year….
No coach can be paid more than a professor…
Restore the Regionals. Teams in the West play in the West Regional, etc. (Note the disgrace this year of Big East teams being #1 seeds in 3 different Regionals, and none of them making the finals)…
TV money must be shared equally between all NCAA schools….
Bring back the student-athlete. No more professional athletes dominating college sports.
— C. Baker
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?