Obama’s first year. Tasers. Pennsylvania senators. Plus more.
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Senator Casey has not acknowledged a thing. Not a dot!
It is crystal clear from this, his general demeanor, and his supercilious manner on television, that Senator Casey considers his position a divinely-ordained sinecure, and that, with his father’s respected name to ensure re-election, he doesn’t have to listen to the un-anointed — yea, unwashed — hoi polloi.
His comeuppance will come.
Senator Specter’s is apparently imminent.
Let’s hope they both get theirs before they and their progressive
mates do any further damage.
— A. C. Santore
Great, just great. Jeffrey Lord wants us to take policy advice
from a doctor that would transform the Center for Spirituality
and Health at Duke University into the Department of Spirituality
and Health at HHS. We can lower our health costs if only we can
get enough Buddhists to pray for us before we go into the
hospital. Lord describes this as “a radioactive finding if you’re
a liberal lobbyist”. I would imagine this is a radioactive
finding to a rational person of any political persuasion.
— Glen Hoffing
Shamong, New Jersey
CONJECTURES WITHOUT PROOF
Re: Eric Peters’ The Taser’s Edge:
As a retired Pittsburgh Police Sergeant and current L.E. instructor, I’m curious to understand what motivates this obviously misinformed writer. He makes all sorts of conjectures without showing any proof or statistics.
Today’s police officers are better educated and better trained than ever before. Each candidate is prescreened by overlapping levels of psychological testing.
Police officers have rules of engagement just as the military. There are levels of force that graduate from verbal to deadly force. These are firmly established and if not used a police officer is subject to departmental charges as well as charges in criminal court. ( I am curious does this writer think that police officers are exempt from prosecution)?
Actually I am glad to say a career in law enforcement is attractive to many nice young educated men and women. They see it as a chance to be altruistic and, yes, they care about the safety of others. They also see it as a career that offers a decent living and a secure retirement.
As in any profession, there will always be the occasional lout that needs to be weeded out but to denigrate an entire profession is just stupidity.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond.
— D. Trautman
Re: Doug Bandow’s Letting Go:
Let South Koreans defend themselves.
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?