Much time has been spent (rightly, in my opinion) mocking the new children’s book, Why Mommy is a Democrat, about a single mom squirrel teaching her little baby squirrels liberal orthodoxy. Sample: “Democrats make sure children can go to school, just like Mommy does.” (Reason’s Nick Gillespie has a particularly funny attack on this.) In December 2002, I myself wrote about another stab at indoctrinating children via Russell is a Republican, the story of a conservative cat trying to deal with his liberal puppy friend, Benny: “Benny is usually looking for a handout. He has a tendency to whine and to moan and to sigh. Often he is anxious that he won’t be cared for. He is a Democrat. Russell loves him anyway.”
Not that anyone probably particularly cares where I come down on this, but I’m for indoctrination of children before indoctrination of animals, wild or domestic. Animals, after all, never grow up to be yawn-inspiring partisan hacks.
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?