It’s worth noting that on the day before Ronald Reagan accepted the Republican nomination for president in Detroit in 1980, then-Gov. Treen, speaking on his 52nd birthday, made a pretty darn good address to the GOP national convention. His subject: Energy policy. His message: TANSTAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing As a Free Lunch. I have a copy of the speech at home; I will try to remember to post some quotes from it tomorrow. Why? Because if policy-makers had kept Treen’s prescriptions in mind consistently since 1980, and done what he said, we would not be in the mess we’re in today.
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?