The situation is worse than even harsh critics expected.
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The top 1% of income earners in the U.S. pay more in income taxes than the bottom 95% combined. That is official IRS data, as accurately reported by the Tax Foundation. Look it up. But Hillary Clinton continues to mindlessly repeat the brain dead, neo-Marxist, Democrat party mantra that “the rich are not paying their fair share.” What would a fair share look like?
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
In a recent appearance filling in for Rush Limbaugh, Herman Cain said in this hour of crisis many Americans have appropriately turned for inspiration to the Founding Fathers. But what he was wondering was, where are the “Defending Fathers”? By that he meant where are those who will step forward today to challenge politically the neo-Marxist takeover of America, and the ultimate decline and fall of our country, that Barack Obama is leading.
The message we need to hear today was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on April 19, 1860, in “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.” Longfellow wrote of that night, “On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five”:
And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,
Kindled the land into flame with it’s heat….
“So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.
This is July already, and if you are not already deeply involved in a campaign for the candidate of your choice, then you are not getting the message. If the Democrats lose 25 house seats this fall, no one will be scared. Even if they lose 40, and the Republicans gain control of the House, no one in Washington will really be shaken.
But if the Democrats lose 60 seats, all bets are off. For then, growing numbers of surviving Democrats will begin to vote with the right, even to override Obama vetoes. But that is not going to happen, unless Americans appalled at what’s happened to their country get out, and get their friends, relatives and neighbors to get out, now, to make it happen.
Otherwise, they will be like the farmer who heard Paul Revere crying out that night, “The British are coming,” and turned over and went back to sleep because he had to put the corn in the next morning.
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