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Wall of Separation, between Church and State, n. Under the American Constitution, it
does not exist, „progressives’ to the contrary notwithstanding. The prohibition against the
establishment of a religion, and the freedom to practice a religion, were carryovers from
the disgust evident among the Founding Fathers of the strictures of the Anglican Church
Thomas Jefferson has been radically misunderstood over the years, especially by
American liberals. See his notes on the founding of the University of Virginia, including
his reference to a traveling Baptist minister, for some fresh air on this stale subject.
Wanda, n. One can’t help but wonder whether this is the name of the fish for which
Gloria Steinhem bought the bicycle.
The War in Afghanistan, n. Whether that war is necessary has almost become beside the
point, the primary problem being that we have a Washington regime in power, said
regime being utterly incompetent to prosecute this or any other war. Our military is under
the command of Democrat fascists, the three pillars of which are corruption,
incompetence, and tyranny.
War of the Roses, n. Continuing fifteenth century battle for the throne between the
Houses of York and Lancaster in England. One must wonder, perhaps, if it could not
more properly have been called „The War of the Petunias.’
The War on Terror, n. What war? The concept has, with the advent of the Obama
administration, become a cosmic joke. We don’t even use the word „terror’ any more, and
to mention Muslims as extremists is verboten.
Waterboarding under the Bush administration produced intelligence that prevented untold
Islamist attacks against this country. But such interrogation techniques have been
described as torture by such as Eric Holder. Further, according to Obama and his
minions, there have been no attacks, only „man-made disasters’ caused by
disenfranchised groups who are really just „misunderstood.’ Therefore, the official
dogmas has become: „Let’s not fight them, but rather reach out to them, and they will
surely love us.’
Earl Warren, n. Former Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. During the 1964
election, Barry Goldwater said that, if he won the election, immediately after having been
administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice he would look him in the eye and tell
him: „Warren, you’re under arrest.
George Washington, n. America’s greatest president. His public utterances are prescient.
One could do worse, much worse, than follow them. Allow me to quote from his
magnificent, magniloquent Farewell Address, given to the Union in 1796. Thus „Though
in the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of any intentional error, I am
nevertheless too sensible of my defects, not to think it probable that I have committed
many errors. Whatever they may, be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or
mitigate the evils to which they may tend.
I shall always carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with
indulgence; and that, after forty-five years of my life dedicated to its service with an
upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself
must soon be to the mansions of rest.’