Thursday, July 12, 2012

Changes, in America and abroad

Fox News Channel’s senior judicial analyst has some ominous observations about freedom in America.
Here is how you can tell that these are bad days for freedom: Does the government need your permission to violate your rights, or do you need the government's permission to exercise them? The answer is painfully obvious.

Presently in America, what are we going to do about it?
Victor Davis Hanson finds reason for hope – at least for America and Israel:
Who would have thought that a few fracking innovators in Texas would change the world’s carbon footprint far more than did Nobel laureate Al Gore — while offering a way for the U.S. to be energy-independent? Or that Angela Merkel, not the European Union, would run Europe? Or that Arabs would be overthrowing Arabs, as oil-rich Israel idly watched?


RebeccaH said...

Man proposes and God disposes. These "interesting times" we live in seem ever more proof of that.

I think America is an unbreakable idea. It's just that, some of the convolutions are going to hurt, but hey. What else is new?

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said...Given the dubious decision on the Constitution by the Chief Justice, is it any wonder that there is current debate over the UN's Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) which would deny Second Amendment rights? No elected US official should have any reservation regarding their vote. They swore an oath to uphold and defend our laws and the Constitution. Support for LOST would constitute a violation of that oath.

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said...RebeccaH, we should remember Khrushchev's words that one day America would be Communist, because Socialism would be introduced slowly and people would like it, and then one day, they would find themselves under Communism. He also said that they wouldn't bury us with a shovel, our own working class would bury us.

The other great caution stated 'all that was needed for evil to prevail was for good people to stay silent'. Well,far too many good people are staying silent.