Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Talking points for President Bush's State of the Union Address

President Bush, here are the points You need to make tonight:

  • The most basic function of a just government is the protection of basic human rights. Elective abortion denies these basic rights to our nation's posterity. Mr. President, deliver a bold, passionate moral argument to inspire and motivate the decent citizens of this country to bar elective abortions in all but the most extreme cases. C'mon, George, this is Your last term. Show us some guts.
  • Our national borders need to be protected. Terrorists are trying to destroy this country, and our borders are not secure. No more illegal immigration. Use the military if necessary to secure the borders. Revise immigration laws where needed. Enforce them aggressively.
  • End the war in Iraq by escalating the war. Escalate the intensity of military force to crush the terrorists in Iraq. Then declare victory and pull out.
  • Recover the passion for limited government. Drop harebrained, expensive, and unnecessary programs such as the manned mission to Mars. Cut taxes while slashing federal spending on notoriously wasteful programs such as welfare and education. Let the states and private charities fill the gap.
  • Kill Iran's program to develop nuclear weapons. With or without the cooperation of Euorpe. President Ahmadinejad appears to be a psycopath on par with Adolf Hitler. Stop him. If necessary, use force to prevent his creating international havoc, or else we will all pay dearly.
  • Contain North Korea. Neutralize its nuclear program. Isolate and neutralize its murderous dictator Kim Jong Il.
  • We are vulnerable to hostile foreign sources of energy. Open the Arctic National Wildlike Refuge and other natural resouces to resposible drilling for oil and gas. Encourage coal production and expand nuclear power generation.
  • Isolate and neutralize Hamas. Not a dime to the terrorists.

    More to come, if I get a few minutes...
  • Monday, January 30, 2006

    Samuel Alito kicks aside the rats

    Samuel Alito clearly is about to be confirmed to a seat in the Supreme Court. The hearings were sufficient to reveal that he is a remarkably decent, honest man of great intellect, a splendid attorney, a superbly qualified judge. I believe most decent, honest Americans who heard or saw any of the hearings formed a very favorable impression of Mr. Alito and welcome his confirmation.

    But don't expect all our senators to think like decent, honest Americans. Some of them predictably were outraged by the decency and honesty of Mr. Alito, much as rats confused by a sudden, bright light. You and I could have predicted which senators would bare their teeth and charge: Kennedy, Kerry, Obama, Durbin, and many of their ilk: the left of the left. (How embarrassing that two of them come from my state of Illinois.) One independent and all the rest Democrats, by the way, and all evidently much more concerned with their leftist agendas than with their duty to confirm a well-qualified candidate to the Supreme Court. When smiling insinuations did not succeed in tearing down Mr. Alito, they were driven to fury, froth, and filibuster.

    Shame on them for their pathetic and repugnant attempts to smear Samuel Alito. Shame on them for wasting time trying to delay and filibuster their way to even greater depths of notoriety when we've got far more serious things for Congress to be working on.

    Why did they continue to snarl at the light when it was clear they couldn't stop Samuel Alito? Because for a decent and honest man to be confirmed to the Supreme Court is a victory for decency, honesty, and the rule of law ...and a loss for the likes of them.