Jimmy Carter, the media’s idea of a good Christian, is very adept at deleting from his dog-eared bible any passages that conflict with the platform of the Democratic Party. In this column, he ranks the harsh treatment of terrorists as America’s most unforgivable sin. The legality of “torture” — what that means according to international standards isn’t clear — makes him squirm. But his conscience grows a little more elastic when the legality of abortion comes up. Another distressing crisis for Carter is the “increasingly intertwined” relationship between “church and state.” He punctuates this hysterical contention by declaring the intertwining “unimaginable.” To anybody who has cracked open an American history book and studied the country’s first 180 years, the emergence of religion in the public square is quite imaginable.
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?