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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

Dot32 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:45 PM
OH...nearly every kid that refuses to stand for the Pledge every morning receives public assistance. It is mind boggling. My district is overwhelmingly white, so racism has NOTHING to do with this!
inkling_revival Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:48 AM
After the re-election of Obama and the coming whitewash of Bengazi and Fast & Furious, I may just decide not to stand for the Pledge myself. The republic for which the flag stands does not exist any longer, by my reckoning. It's been replaced by a statist dictatorship.

(Unrelated to this topic, please view my book, "He's Greater Than You Know: Essays for a Doubting Christian" on Thanks.)

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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