(Madeleine Stowe as Cora Munro in the great Last of the Mohicans, 1992, on the spirit of America and freedom:

They do not live their lives “by your leave”! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, burying their children along the way.

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If countries like France won’t allow the concealed carry of firearms, maybe the concealed carry of Americans is the next best way to stop would-be mass shooters.  The Guardian reports:

A heavily armed gunman has opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris before being overpowered by three US citizens, two of whom were soldiers.

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KaboomWe were told that cowboy Bush had made the world hate America, but that a President Obama would make the world like us and trust us again.

Now even the liberal Washington Post is all but admitting what Mark Steyn and other conservatives have been saying for some time:  The Obama administration has made a habit of failing our allies and helping our enemies, and the world is taking notice.  Under the headline “Obama seeks Arab allies against Islamic State but must overcome mistrust of U.S.”:

But already there is a disinclination to believe his promises, said Mustafa Alani of the Gulf Research Center in Dubai.

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Mark Steyn on Benghazi

September 30, 2012

Mark Steyn, as usual, is must-read material.  I recommend his last three weekly columns, about Benghazi and what has happened since.

Did you know that since Benghazi, the Islamists have also destroyed six of our Harrier jets and killed two of our Marines?  (More.)  Neither does anyone else.  See also pro-Obama media bias.

Steyn:

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Occupy protesters are motivated not so much by policy goals as by a need for community and a desire for personal validation, according to new research by the Frontier Lab.   Read the rest of this entry »

September 11th

September 22, 2011

What can I say that hasn’t been said?

Ten years ago this month, some Muslims hijacked planes and crashed them into both towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon.  Passengers in a fourth hijacked plane learned what was going on from friends, by cell phone, and fought back, losing their lives but saving untold others when the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.   Read the rest of this entry »

Not Inevitable

July 14, 2011

In the July 4th issue of National Review (page 18), Kevin D. Williamson has a piece that’s informative and also pretty funny (perhaps he hopes to be the next Mark Steyn?), describing how Canada overindulged in deficit spending for decades, but then sobered up in response to fiscal crisis in the ’90s, and has kept deficit spending under control ever since.  Read the rest of this entry »