Ted Kennedy’s soul. Privatizing the mail. Socialized New Zealandcare and more.
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The moral of the story? Socialism doesn’t work, no matter the issue. It never did. But once imposed, it buys a hell of a lot of easy votes. There’s nothing so easy as spending other people’s money to keep yourself in a job.
Surely it would make sense to remove the state from healthcare altogether, disband the grossly-bloated bureaucracy and give all taxpayers their money back to enable them to insure themselves as they see fit, just as we regularly shop for our groceries without government “help”.
As PJ O’Rourke said: If you think (US) healthcare is expensive
now, just wait until it’s free.
— Susan Ryder
Pukekohe, New Zealand
THE LIAR OF THE SENATE
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Honoring Teddy By Opposing Health Care:
I am tempted, if not inspired, by your endearing sentimental
journey down memory lane with the Kennedys, and little Teddy in
particular, to let bygones be bygones, and allow the “Liar of the
Senate” to rest in peace. But, too much of the responsibility for
every anti-American sentiment, social ill, and racial conflict of
the last half century, as well as the diminishment of the right
of every American to pursue their own happiness, lies unhappily
and shamefully at his dishonorable wayward feet. Maybe Mary Jo
him a kiss as he passes by the “pearly gates” to his destination.
— Mike Showalter
“Senator Kennedy’s death is already being used by his allies as a reason to support the Obama version of health care. Wherever he is at this moment, the Senator is doubtless cheering them on.”
President Obama and Congressional Democrats: a healthcare bill
bearing the senator’s name, and lacking an abortion mandate, will
be a disgrace to the Kennedy family legacy.
— Dan Martin
A LIFE OF NON-ACCOMPLISHMENT
Re: Daniel J. Flynn’s Trustfund Ted:
Kennedy was an embarrassment. His hypocritical posturing and
family money allowed him and them to hoodwink a nation besotted
by good looks and a friendly press. To the everlasting shame of
Massachusetts voters, he, a man with no practical experience of
the real world, was kept in office to ply his nonsense on the
— Laney Bormel
Thank you Mr. Flynn for the summary of this totally reprehensible
man’s life of non-accomplishment. That the world now mourns his
passing is beyond belief. There is a special place in hell
reserved for him and his kind. No doubt, he’s reunited with his
father and brothers finally, and for eternity.
— Greg Mercurio
Being Kennedys I expect the heirs of the dissolute Ted to avoid
paying their fair share of the death tax. In fact, tax and spend
liberals like the survivor of Chappaquiddick do things like
sheltering their immense wealth offshore to avoid Federal income
taxes while demanding hard working Americans pay more in taxes to
finance their neo-fascists schemes to limit freedom and undermine
the Constitution. The corruption of the left was personified in a
man who allowed a young woman and her unborn child to die to
avoid a potential scandal, sexually assaulted a waitress,
defended a sexual predator, aided America’s enemies from
communism to Islamic extremism and overall insured millions of
Americans would be homeless and go to be hungry every night while
they got fat and rich. Some legacy.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
SHOOTING FROM THE HIP
Re: Marilia Duffles’ We Are a Rude Awakening:
Thank you I look forward to reading more from Ms. Duffles’ “shoot
from the hip” compassionate brilliance.
Very fine piece by Marilla Duffles but pray what does Queen
Victoria have to do with Jane Austen? I believe she came a
— Shura Reininger
Wow! This lady can write using the English Language to the
— G. Gomes
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?
H/T to National Review Online