Perhaps you’ve seen this story about Michigan authorities seizing a 7-year-old boy from his father — he took the kid to a baseball game, bought him a Mike’s Hard Lemonade without realizing it contained alcohol and watched in horror as every authority figure around him demonstrated an appalling lack of common sense:
1) Were Leo a comic book character this youthful trauma would surely result in his maturation into a masked avenger of Americans wronged by an overreaching bureaucracy.
2) I fear for Gretchen Roberts, who admits in print to deliberately allowing her 5-year-old to sip wine. Anyone want to bet her kids grow up to be healthier drinkers than their peers?
3) Social norms sure do change! It used to be that the state gave kids alcohol and people got angry if it was taken away:
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?