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Chapter 4 of Mr. Tucker’s novel 2065, which we are serializing, on America after China’s seizure of Pearl Harbor.
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“Alright, I’ll have to deal with this,” said the President. “Let me remind you,” s/he added as the meeting showed signs of breaking up. “We are not going to approach this in the traditional fashion. This is precisely why I was elected to office. And let me remind you that I am the only person in this room who has been elected to office by the entire American people. All of you have been appointed to your position, most of you by me. So I have the weight and strength of the American people behind me when I say that we are not going to go to war over this matter. The pages of history are filled with such outbreaks — men fighting over land, men fighting over women, men fighting over the size of sticks they have found in the forest. It happened several times in the last century and I promise you upon my Oath of Office that it is not going to happen again. This is an era when the United States of America is going to transcend gender.” Even as I have transcended it myself, s/he added in her own mind.
Even as you have transcended it yourself, thought everyone in the room. But no one said it aloud.
FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER, the President sat before the holographic cameras in the Oval Office and began: “My fellow Americans. I come before you today to discuss a matter of the gravest importance to all of us…”
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?