MacArthur and McChrystal. Clark and Ridgeway. Algerian and French birthrates. Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez. Ben Stein and BP, and more!
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2) Since the Federal government has neither the will nor the backbone to enforce Federal law why not then just write some legislation that that simply removes the Law and lets anybody come here on their own free will? That is basically what we have now?
I know these both sound silly but they work either way you want
it. Just food for thought. Keep up the good work you guys
— Tom Dobrucky
With the lawsuit against Arizona and the Coast Guard action
against Louisiana’s oil spill countermeasures, as well as the
disdainful treatment of our allies (Great Britain, Israel,
Poland, Honduras, etc.) and overtures to the nation’s enemies and
adversaries (Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, Russia, China, etc.),
the demonstrated trend is for vigorous action, not against
threats to American sovereignty and security, but against those
who seek to protect American sovereignty and security. We are
seeing that the left does believe in American exceptionalism,
they just believe that America is exceptionally evil and are
happy to destroy her.
— Mike Harris
MAJ, US Army
Speaking of “goes too far,” cracks-downer Obama’s got lots of wars going on now, doesn’t he?
Iraq. Afghanistan. Against Arizona. Against the Constitution. Against the U.S. economy. Against the Gulf of Mexico ecology and environment. Against the people who depend on the Gulf for their living. Against fossil fuels, but especially coal and oil. Against capitalism. Against Rush Limbaugh and all conservative talk radio. Against legal immigrants. Against U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas). Against the United Kingdom. Against Israel.
But his nonsense with Arizona, coupled with his ineptitude with
the BP-related oil spill and his outright mendacity regarding
Obamacare, show that, yet once again, Obama “goes too far” with
the train wreck called his presidency.
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
THE ONLY CHOICE
Re: Roger Kaplan’s Saving France:
With regard to your comments about de Gaulle and the loss of Algeria, Raymond Aron had offered a succinct analysis of the Algerian problem at the very beginning of the disorders there. Native Algerians were not citizens, but “French subjects,” lacking the franchise and other marks of citizenship. Full citizenship had been considered a number of times and had failed passage for a variety of reasons. In an article in l’Express in the earlier 1950s, Aron described the insoluble difficulty in making the Arabs French citizens. Very simply, the problem was demographics.
French population in the metropole was less than 50 million at the time. There were almost 10 million Arabs in Algeria. As Aron argued, granting the franchise to the Algerians would create a bloc that would be able to control Parliament simply because of its solid voting. Moreover, because the Algerian birth rate was increasing as the French birth rate was falling, the influence of Algeria would only increase over time. Aron believed, and probably correctly, that the Algerians would always vote as a bloc and use that power as the king maker in French politics. This power, Aron argued, would be incompatible of France’s history and of the interests of metropolitan France.
Note that today Algeria’s population is about 35 million and
metropolitan France is about 62 million. Painful as it was, de
Gaulle’s decision to leave Algeria was the only real choice that
— William L. Roughton, Jr.
Re: Mark Tooley’s Seminary Smorgasbord:
Claremont is sure to produce a booming crop of atheists as well
— a new accomplishment for a seminary.
— Noel Anderson
Re: Ben Stein’s The Elephant and the Obama Question:
This was hilarious. Brilliant, brilliant satire. Thanks for the
— Future Vision
THE WAGE OF OBAMA
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Concern at Home and Abroad:
‘The wages of sin is death.’
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?