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Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is an honest man who has spoken truth to power.
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Well, as Saturday Night Live’s “The Church Lady” put it, “Isn’t that special?!” Choice is “like having [or putting] a gun to people’s head.” Really?!
That certainly explains a lot. It certainly explains why the Left and the Democratic Party refuse to give parents a choice of where to send their kids to school, refuse to give young people a choice of where to invest their Social Security, and refuse to give hunters and sportsmen a choice of guns and weapons.
And it also explains why “Comprehensive National Health Insurance” — aka Obamacare — is designed to progressively restrict our healthcare choices and options such that a “single-payer” healthcare system — aka socialized medicine — becomes, over time, a de facto reality for all Americans.
Even our military personnel now will be denied the choice of whether or not to serve in units that are free of open homosexuality and “sensitivity training.”
As Rendell explained, “People are always underestimating the intelligence of [the American] people.”
“My biggest beef is… what’s happened in this country,” he said.
I’m saying that we’ve become a nation of wusses… In most places in the world, people would have sneered at this.
This is football… It’s a game that should be played in all-weather conditions. And the fans can make [these] judgments for themselves…
“The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything,” Rendell continued.
If this was in China, do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium. They would have walked, and they would have been doing calculus on the way down…
[This represents] the Wussification of America.
…See if you can get [former Minnesota Viking coach and Hall of Famer] Bud Grant on the phone? What do you think Lombardi would have said? He would say that we have become a nation of wusses.”
In some respects, that’s all too true. Why, try building a high-jump diving board at any public town or municipal swimming pool. You can’t do it. The lawyers have made it impossible.
Too much “risk,” don’t you know! Why, kids might hurt themselves when jumping 10 feet into the water. So we have to ban high-jump diving boards — or at least make them too costly to build.
Football was the one sport that we thought was protected from liberal-corporate paternalism, but not anymore. Thanks to Roger Goodell and the effete American suits who run the NFL, football is now just part and parcel of what Rendell rightly calls the “wussification of America.”
Problem is much of the world isn’t filled with wusses. It’s filled with tough-minded foes and adversaries, many of whom would destroy us if they could, and nearly all of whom would love to bury us (figuratively speaking, I mean).
Time, then, to toughen up. Time to reject the “wussification of America.” Time to reject Roger Goodell and the effete NFL suits. Time to reject liberal-corporate paternalism.
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?