The story of the year.
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Dr. Codevilla is also quite insightful in his cynicism
regarding the ability of the CC to undo the wrongs perpetrated
upon it by the RC. I hope and pray that wisdom prevails, and the
CC is able to retake control of the nation and govern it
effectively. Only then will the Byzantine labyrinth that the RC
has constructed begin to be unraveled and freedom return to the
— Tim Luker
Green Bay. Wisconsin
That was fantastic!! I have shared this with my friends and
— Greg LaBaw
I thank the professor for speaking for the disenfranchised. I am assuming the author is also in his seventies so we have seen the same world. Many years ago Bob Dole spoke to the issue when he said, “Republicans want what Democrats want at 80% of the cost.” I don’t want what Democrats want at 1% of the cost but where could I go and have my voice heard? I have begun asking those with political aspirations if they are statists or non-statists? Some avoid the question others deny they are statists. At a recent Hillsdale College event, I had an opportunity to speak to Karl Rove. I asked him if he supported the Tea Party and he said yes. I asked how that could be given that he worked for someone who is a statist. He denied Bush is a statist and said to check page 414 of his book. It is interesting that he immediately knew where to send me. I checked the page and found that nothing was Bush’s fault, rather it was the Republican Congress who were to blame.
I have decided that the world is not Democrat or
Republican, liberal or conservative, but it is statist and
non-statist. Republican leaders expect a sea change this fall.
When asked what this means, they say getting Republicans is the
answer. I beg to differ. As we have seen, journalists like Bill
Kristol, and leaders like Newt Gingrich have decided that the
government is the answer and they only support the Ruling Class.
They demean those outside the Ruling Class and expect all of us
to fall in line and support them. I have been holding my nose and
voting for many years, but have decided, if it makes no
difference, why vote?
— Jerry Karney
Former Mayor Moraga, California
East Wenatchee, Washington
One word — PERFECT.
— Trent Johnson
This may possibly be the most important and relevant document since Atlas Shrugged, and just as difficult to disseminate, especially in today’s fast-paced, instant-gratification society. I have recommended the article to several of my friends and colleagues and, so far, only one has even started to read it (he got through 20% in one night).
Those of us who are vitally concerned with the state of affairs today will undoubtedly read (and re-read) it; however, the vast majority of those who should read it will not, due to imposing length.
It is possible for Mr. Codevilla to produce a condensed version, suitable for emailing, which would be more likely to be read and forwarded, perhaps with a link to the full article?
Lacking that, could I get the proper permissions to produce my own condensed version through extracts (with attribution, of course) to distribute?
— Keith Wease
Please, please, please keep publishing this and others that tell the truth. Repeat them often, send to other newspapers, not Arizona Republic
Thank you Thank you Thank you
— David R. Johns
What a fantastic article! Many thanks to the author for
helping me understand why the ruling class behaves as it
— Mark R. Adams
Would you kindly tell Professor Codevilla that ‘we’ do not use the term ‘political class’ or ‘ruling class’ as he so explained in his essay “America’s Ruling Class.” What he defined is known as a ‘Politicrat’. Also, this twenty-two page essay is a serious waste of time! Please, tell us what we don’t know.
— Cynthia Hansen
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?