My children’s future may depend on your answer.
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Indeed, Barack Obama’s prescription for the next four years is identical to that for the last four years, much the same way that a medieval doctor, determining that bleeding a patient was not healing her, would then bleed her again. Mitt Romney is a welcome, and desperately needed, dose of sanity.
Just as Barack Obama’s character, that of a narcissistic supercilious petty tyrant, is predictable in a “community organizer” born to, raised among, and influenced by the most radical of anti-American leftists, Mitt Romney’s public persona is, at long last, a better reflection — a fine mirror rather than a distorting funhouse looking glass — of his true nature as a remarkably generous and decent man. (Please do visit both of those links.) He’s even shown a warm, self-deprecating sense of humor unlike our prickly president who is caustic and egomaniacal even in jest.
For many of us who are deeply opposed to the Obama agenda, Mitt Romney has gone from being a candidate of default to a man we can proudly, affirmatively support.
In this election, we face a stark choice. Not just between two men or two political parties. Not even just between two very different sets of policies and priorities. We face a choice between two opposite and incompatible futures for our nation.
It is too optimistic to say that we are at a fork in the road. Rather, we have already taken the wrong fork in the road and are heading deep into a jungle where our money will be devoured by ravenous political beasts goaded by their union owners, and our freedom will be restrained and then crushed by the strangler figs of the bureaucratic regulatory state.
But looking through the trees, we can still see, no doubt off to our right, the path that leads out, into the sunshine of liberty and free markets, to a nation where adults are expected to make the most important decisions for themselves and their families, where politicians and those whose votes they are trying to buy do not consider your success the same way a leech considers a pulsing ankle vein, where your relationship to your government does not mirror your pet’s relationship to you, hoping to be given food, shelter, and a pat on the head in return for nothing more — and nothing less — than obedience.
So, Mr. and Mrs. Likely Voter, I ask you again, as you look down at your ballot, Who Are You?
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