Ben Stein. Lindsey Graham. The Luxury of 1st World Global Warming, and more.
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“When you tell government that it is its responsibility to make sure everyone has ‘affordable healthcare’ or some other ‘benefit’ you are telling an army of nanny bureaucrats that it is perfectly legitimate for government to regulate your behavior for your own good, the good of the ‘system,’ or the good of the planet.”
Under President Bush, many of us had misgivings about the Patriot Act, because we knew that President Bush would not be president forever.
Likewise, President Obama will not be president forever.
What, for example, might be the proper role of government healthcare bureaucrats vis a vis the currently popular minority that spreads debilitating diseases through their methods of sexual expression?
Might a future President say no to the expensive pharmacological
brews and offer pain-killers only? Or will this fiscal discipline
be applied only to the obese, the tobacco fiends and the
— Dan Martin
UNDISCIPLINED CHILDREN IN A TOY STORE
Re: W. James Antle, III’s The Republican Recovery:
When teaching a child how to behave, tell the child what he may do. Giving a list of acceptable behaviors gives the child not only choices, but also confidence to make the right choices. The easier, but much less productive, system is to allow the child to behave as he wishes and then say no when he goes wrong. This allows too many wrong choices and denies the child a directed sense of right and wrong.
Clearly the Democratic Party majority is behaving like a child in
a toy store grabbing at anything he finds amusing while ignoring
the price tags. Since he is not paying, no cost seems
unreasonable. The Republican Party is behaving like weak parents;
they say no but put up little true correction; they hem and haw;
they equivocate; they fear to put their foot down.
The only way to stop the growing Nanny State is for Americans to be adults. If the GOP would stop buying into the Democrats idea that America is a land of children, they can start talking to the populace adult to adult. Republicans, stop saying “no, but….” The country is ready for someone to take a stand. Tea Parties are indicative of grass root support, but a single voice around which the people can rally is needed. This is not without precedent: Congressman Newt Gingrich came up with “The Contract with America.” He was preceded by then Governor Reagan who delineated and delivered a clear message of smaller government and lower taxes. In both cases, America and the GOP prospered.
In a clear and rancor free voice, let’s tell Papa Obama we are
all grown up. Stimulus? We don’t need no stinkin’ stimulus.
— I.M. Kessel
GIVING CONGRESS THE FIGURE
Re: Ben Stein’s We’ve Figured Him Out:
Great article and I agree with virtually everything you said. My only question is this, if we the people “trusted” him what about all the other Democrats and leftists in Congress who are drinking the Kool-Aid? I can understand an extreme leftist president trying to ram something down our throats but what is the excuse of all the others who are writing these bills and being part and parcel of the same programs?
I believe the president gets too much credit and too much blame
on many things and Congress gets a free ride. If the Democratic
leaders in Congress were not on the same page as Obama then none
of this would be happening. So what is your take on their
Thanks for your insight.
Why isn’t ANYONE talking about Obama’s choice to be the “Green Energy czar”? First, isn’t it curious that his administration is using the word “czar” over and over again…. auto, financial, green energy, etc. Do we not know where this word originated? It means:”a male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917.”
But here is the more important deal: Why is no one talking about Van Jones, the self-admitted communist and anarchist that is now leading the Green reform? Can we not see the writing on the wall as this pertains to the proposed Cap and Trade? Conoco Phillips has all but promised that if Cap and Trade passes, they will leave the U.S. and Jones would then lead the charge under the Green Regime. Jones co-founded STORM which is a self-admitted marxist/maoist radical group….Obama’s act here is not one of stupidity, it is one of treason!
Please expose these knuckleheads for who they are before it’s too
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?