Carrousel riders. Tough on Teddy. The California Dems. Whose 9/11? Plus more.
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We’re not afraid to show our pride.
The Constitution is still our guide.
Colors merge, backgrounds blur
When the souls of real patriots stir.
The winds are swirling. We’re on the way
To take back our country…beginning today.
— Mimi Evans Winship
Re: Andrew Cline’s Ted Kennedy’s Real Legacy:
Very surprised to find such an article on your website.
Whitewashing reality is not generally what I expect when I read
your articles. The inclusion of Mr. Cline’s article was not one
of your better calls.
Ted Kennedy has been met by all the aborted fetuses he helped to
their doom. He has met Jesus who showed him which door to take.
Ted Kennedy was a murderer of babies.
Re: Brian O’Connell’s San Francisco Democrats:
It’s really a shame that the best this state can do is a re-run of Moonbeam and the demonstrably incompetent Newsom. Californians need only take a look at the For Lease signs on Market Street to see where this vacuous rock star would lead the state. Under Newsom’s stewardship, the minimum wage in San Francisco is some $1.49/hr HIGHER than the state minimum, 72 hours of sick time is guaranteed for even part time employees, and the list of business-destroying accomplishments grows weekly.
It’s also a sanctuary city where illegal aliens can murder
citizens, get “free” medical care at residents’ expense, and then
if the heat gets too high he will fly them to LA where they can
hide for awhile. Oh we need him in the State House. Has anyone in
or outside of this once great state figured out that cities and
states with huge deficits are usually run by ultra-liberals who
think nothing of jacking up taxes until everyone flees and the
tax base disappears? Does anyone understand that term limits are
OUR responsibility? Vote!
— Greg Mercurio
SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Honoring Teddy By Opposing Healthcare:
Mr. Lord’s principles of Christian forgiveness, charity and loving our enemies shine through in his thoughtful remembrance of Senator Kennedy. And it is through actions that principles are best demonstrated. Put aside a man’s words and evaluate his actions: that will render a fair portrait of the man. So what can we make of Mr. Lord’s statement regarding Kennedy and principles?
Mr. Lord writes, “As with us all, Ted Kennedy’s life will speak for itself…The legacy I most appreciated was the ever-present idealism, the commitment to his principles — and the lasting lesson that you should not just find your principles but fight for them as vigorously as he did for his.” What principles were those, Mr. Lord? Yes, he fought for the poor; this begot generations of welfare dependence. Kennedy fought for government run health care; the care to be provided by the programs was substandard to anything he knew his entire life. He fought civil rights for everyone; only the principle of this justice was based on reverse discrimination where color counted more than character. Until his dying day, Kennedy was an unrepentant statist.
Socrates wrote, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” If the good senator took time to reflect on his legacy, he might have seen the damage he was doing. He might have become a mighty voice for justice — true justice, not the false and shrill cry of the Left’s identity politics, revenge and retribution. If Senator Kennedy were to have come to the light (Right), his voice would have been like no other. But for many reasons, Kennedy never turned his back on liberalism, and his was not a liberalism his brother John would recognize, let alone support.
How Edward Kennedy (titles don’t transfer to heaven) is judged by
his maker is not a call that can be made from this earthly
kingdom. If he was repentant is his personal life is not the
question here. Mr. Lord specifically wrote about Ted Kennedy’s
political idealism and Senator Kennedy’s legacy does speaks for
itself. The question remains if it is one that bears
— I.M. Kessel
MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH
Re: Joseph Lawler’s Failure Rewarded:
“Higgs presents a 1941 poll that found that 40 percent of
businessman believed that the U.S. would become a fascist or at
least semi-socialist economic system after the war…” Sixty-eight
years later, Obama and DemocRATS are moving heaven and earth to
create FDR’s neo-fascist state. Those who believe in the rule
oligarchs like FDR are alive and well in the 21st century
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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?