Peanuts for our president. Plus much more.
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Re: Peter Ferrara’s The Obamacare Disaster:
Excellent summary but misses one item — the elites who enacted this legislation excluded themselves from coverage under the law. This fact needs to be commented upon frequently by conservative candidates during this fall’s campaigns and thereafter as an additional reason for repeal.
Please ask Peter to discuss that feature of the
legislation as well. an>
— Patrick R. Spooner
Windham, New Hampshire
GAYER, NOT ROSENBERG
Re: G. Tracy Mehan’s Paul Ryan’s Friends:
This article incorrectly cited my name. The post that
appeared on TaxVox, the blog of the Tax Policy Center, entitled “In
Defense of Congressman Paul Ryan,” was written by Ted Gayer of
Brookings and TPC.
— Joseph Rosenberg
Tax Policy Center
G. Tracy Mehan, III
My apologies to Messrs. Gayer and Rosenberg.
Re: Quin Hillyer’s A Badly Wounded Spirit of Golf:
The trouble is the PGA picked what is no doubt the ugliest
cow pasture in the world for a major. They ought to pick a course
where you can tell the sand traps from fairway, greens and even
rough. I wonder if it had been Tiger, Watson, would it still be a
— Amo Stephens
IT’S THE STUPID POLICIES
Re: Ron Ross’s This Recession Is Not Like the Others:
The most despicable thing about the current situation, as
Dr. Ross intimates, is that all of it could be corrected, and
probably fairly quickly, with the right policies, which will never
be put in place, because of Mr. Obama and Company’s “doctrinaire”
way of doing business. Even now, surely the president understands
this; Summers, Geithner, and Biden must understand it, too.
But they would all rather sink the nation, than admit that their
approach has been incorrect. Dr. Ross used the word “pathetic,” but
it is worse than that. It is a blatant betrayal of all their
respective offices and oaths stand for, and of the American people,
who put them in office, not to mention nearly all of Mr. Obama’s
campaign promises. This is not a matter of elected officials
bumbling around and doing a bad job; we have been betrayed, in
every conceivable way.
— D. Reich
Auburn, New York
SEPARATED BY BIRTH
Re: W. James Antle III’s The Constitutional Amendment Con:
This is an excellent article by James Antle III and speaks
eloquently to the problem confronting the electorate. The
Republicans always promise to pursue a conservative agenda, but
once in office they pursue and agenda that at best could be called
Marxism lite and at worst mimics the agenda of the democrat party
which I consider to be full blown Marxism. The problem confronting
the electorate and conservatives specifically is that there is no
real alternative to the Democratic Party. My most fervent hope is
that the Republicans will nominate someone like Newt Gingrich, John
McCain, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin or some other progressive in
sheep’s clothing. If this happens it will be business as usual with
a lot of promises and conservative rhetoric accompanied by little
if any real action and change. Given the present political
environment I believe this will lead to the demise of the
Republican party and the rise of a real alternative to the Marxist
democratic party. Just remember when you start touting Newt
Gingrich as a viable presidential candidate that he supported
NAFTA, the WTO, CAFTA, is a member of the CFR and the Trilateral
— Paul Martell
We don’t need to change the 14th- simply require interpretation per the original intent.
Sen. Lyman Trumbull 1866 :”The provision is, that all persons born in the US and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens. That means subject to the complete jurisdiction thereof. What do we mean by complete jurisdiction thereof? NOT OWING ALLEGIANCE TO ANYBODY ELSE. That is what it means.”
Rep. John Bingham of Ohio, 1866: “[I]find no fault with the introductory clause [S61 Bill] which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of PARENTS NOT OWING ALLEGIANCE TO ANY FOREIGN SOVEREIGNTY is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” (NOTE plural parents)
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