The Political Gospel of Pain

Experience, C.S. Lewis tells us, is "that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."  I have been getting more than a few e-mails as of late whose gist runs in the vein of intense dissatisfaction at what has occurred since November. It seems that many a patriot has gone to his house, locked and pulled shut the blinds and is awaiting that cattle car ride to the district FEMA camp. Many have eschewed the news like a plague and have instead opted for an intellectually diabetic diet of "Storage Wars" and "Pawn Stars." It is hard to fault them as such. Even I must admit that seeing Obama reciting the oath on Lincoln's bible was the equivalent of Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificing a pig on the Holy altar of the Second Temple, although here I may not be quite guilty of hyperbole. It is horrendous to see that which one loves given over to swine. Conservatives by nature are normally rather positive fellows. In the itinerary of their lives they look for answers to...(Read Full Article)