Hillyer calls ‘em like he sees ‘em. If guns are outlawed… Term limits for traitors. Plus more.
HILLYER STICKS TO HIS GUNS
Re: Quin Hillyer’s The Facts on Fascism:
Quin Hillyer’s column on the Obama administration’s moves toward
fascism is right on the mark. The takeovers of GM and Chrysler,
the refusal to allow banks to repay TARP money, the withdrawal of
a formal government approval for the development of a coal-fired
power plant on the Arizona-New Mexico border are all clearly
moves toward an authoritarian federal government and away from a
free market and freedom in general. Obama actually declared that
he, personally, had removed the Chairman of the Board of General
Motors. It’s breathtaking. This is what most thinking
people should expect from liberalism, which is just the retarded
cousin of fascism. And yet there is not a word of caution or
alarm from the left. Watch now as liberals in state and federal
governments continue their push to simultaneously outlaw and tax
to death cigarette smoking, while decriminalizing or legalizing
marijuana use, and then ask yourself why one is better than the
— Jerry Hurtubise
If I owned a plane, I would purchase several mile-length banners
with your article posted on it and fly it over everything in
sight. As I do not have a plane at my disposal, I posted a link
to your article on my blog. Well done, Mr. Hillyer.
— Justin Matthews
Mr. Hillyer’s article is an excellent piece that should make all
Americans pause and consider what is happening. Many who voted
for President Obama did so because they thought it the
“fashionable” thing to do and that they were part of a historical
movement. When the realization comes that he is lacking in
experience and lacking in understanding of our history and our
constitution, it will be too late to correct it unless the
Republicans can regain control of one or both of the houses of
Congress. It is becoming clear that President Obama is
incompetent as an executive leader. It is not yet entirely clear
whether his radical philosophy is deep seated and unalterable or
just assumed for the sake of political expediency. I fear that
too many in our country are enticed by bread and circuses as many
of the Romans were before their fall — only we may soon run low
on bread because of our environmental and economic policies and
if the circuses haven’t all declared bankruptcy, they will be run
by committees of union members and politicians (but should not
want for an adequate supply of clowns).
— Randall Nunn
Mineral Wells, Texas
KEEP THE GUNS AND THE LAWS
Re: Rachel Alexander’s Where the Blogs Have No Names:
Rachel Alexander used the example of a violent criminal writing anonymously to urge abolition of gun laws. Rachel, look into the data. Fifteen years ago National Review published an article about polling conducted in United States prisons of violent criminals. One question was what was the criminals’ biggest fear in undertaking their crimes. Over three quarters of these convicted, violent criminals’ main fear was that their intended victims might actually be ARMED.
So, your example would more accurate if it were: a violent criminal writing anonymously to urge the abolition citizens’ rights to arm themselves, not gun laws. Miss Alexander, have you unconsciously accepted the opponents of citizens’ Second Amendment rights false assertion that restrictions on gun ownership impede criminals in their illegal acts? Legal restrictions on firearm ownership tilt the table in favor of the criminals, and decidedly against the unprotected citizenry.
— Dan Hirsch
SEED ON BARREN GROUND
Re: Joseph P. Duggan’s It’s Not a Place, It’s a Pathology:
It is indeed, and will continue to be, a place of great promise… There is simply too much poverty, ignorance, and political kleptomania to allow the seeds of freedom to grow. Argentina, and, more recently, Mexico approached the end game. Argentina inflicted the Perons on itself and has never recovered. The jury is out on Mexico, but one must put favorable odds on continued government overweening.
On the nit pick front: An acronym is a word formed by an
aggregation of initials. Ergo, if the formation does not create a
word, it cannot be an acronym.
— Bruce Karlson
Re: John Berlau’s GM vs. GGP: Bankruptcy the Way It Ought to Be:
I enjoyed the article. Just one correction: The GGP swaps owned
by Pershing Square are total return equity swaps that pay us the
performance of the common stock. They are the economic equivalent
of stock ownership without the right to vote. As such, they are
not negative bets or hedges against the decline in GGP stock.
Rather they are positive bets on the stock.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?