Dixon, Illinois is Reagan’s America. Chicago, Illinois is not.
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Besides, Barack Obama wasn’t born in Chicago, but does anyone doubt that someday Chicago’s “progressives” won’t hesitate to erect a monument stretching to the moon — surely with taxpayer funding — where The One once bestrode and sanctified the paths of the Windy City? Obama’s home will become a political shrine to the secular left. The very lane to the Obama household will look like a leftist version of the Stations of the Cross, each juncture pointing the way to the Boy Wonder’s onetime majestic dwellings. The university community in particular will hail and make straight the ways to the Obama abode.
In fact, as Peter Hannaford notes, “Meanwhile, while the university is more-or-less ignoring the Reagan home preservation effort, it is actively lobbying for an Obama Presidential Library. President Obama’s own home is in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Chicago politics being what they are, the betting is on that project and not saving the cold-water flat apartment building in which the only U.S. president born and bred in Illinois lived during his boyhood.”
Yep, that’s about right. No surprise there at all.
The demolition of Ronald Reagan’s Chicago home is scheduled for the end of this year — i.e., very soon. That would be quite sad, and would also be quite instructive.
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