Getting Waxed in Florida. Hardworking ants, pre-existing condition Specter, and much more.
YOU CANT PUT A BAND-AID ON IT
Re: David N. Bass’s U.S. House Cleaning:
Term limits are only a band-aid on the real problem. The problem is caused by a voting system that keeps two political parties in perpetual dominance. (See Duverger’s Law.) This Duopoly is essentially free to nominate any candidate it wants, because to vote for anyone truly alternative is seen as “a waste” at best, and counterproductive at worst.
What we really need is a better voting system, one that allows for more choices (parties/candidates) to compete on even footing, based purely on ideology and capability of the candidates and not strategic considerations. It already exists — it’s called Condorcet’s method. We don’t need artificial and arbitrary term limits. We just need to make better use of the term limiting device we already have, namely, the ballot box! If it worked as intended, the problem would be solved.
When voters have to abandon their conscience to vote “the lesser
of two evils,” you know that the system is broken! Fix its
fundamentals, don’t just slap a band-aid on it.
Re: Edward Sisson’s Pro-Democratic Bono:
I understand your article to say: In the legal establishment, there is a significant number of senior, responsible indviduals who place the political interests of the Democratic party ahead of the security and welfare of the United States generally in their priorities.
Is this summary accurate? Because, if so, I find this more
disturbing than the notion that there may be a bunch of junior
associates who are rabidly anti-American.
— Barney Krebs
PROPERTY OF THE RULING CLASS
Re: George Neumayr’s The Future’s Shadow:
It’s just a matter of time until organ donation is required. Perhaps enforced at gunpoint by a Medical Swat team. After all, isn’t your body a product of government health care? And doesn’t that trigger a property interest on behalf of Government?
Why should that be such a big surprise? The new ruling class regards you and me as simply raw material for its Grand Designs. And it demonstrates it every day.
Forget Soylent Green — we’ll have Soylent Blue Cross any day
now. So let’s not build that fence across the Mexican border. WE
may need a way out, sooner than we think.
— Martin Owens
MAKE IT HAPPEN
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Mark Levin Readies Lawsuit on Slaughter Rule:
I sincerely hope this is no joke. This needs to be done; however,
to a greater extent, if the President actually signs the
bill…is this not grounds for impeachment?
— George R. Lentz
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Specter Opens Door on White House Felonies:
Thank you for continuing to conduct actual journalism, following
and pursuing a story so that it does not, in fact, disappear from
the public awareness. You realize, of course, they are expecting
this to go away. I am grateful for your persistence and diligence
in covering this story.
— Ken Newton
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?