Commentary by Dick Young on Detailing Obama’s Endless Radicalism by Christian Toto, Human Events
Christian Toto reviews a new book, The Post-American Presidency by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, which explains President Obama’s radical drive to internationalize the United States. The president strives to let the U.N. control as much of U.S. policy as possible, and to implement redistribution on a global scale. What exactly is the motive for greater reliance on international law and cooperation? Perhaps the President thinks that giving Iran, North Korea, China, Russia, and Pakistan a greater say over Americans would be helpful. The EU is probably the world’s greatest exercise in international law. Its success is at best uncertain. The Swiss Federation on the other hand, the world’s least entangled country, has been a steady rock of discipline. America should model itself on the Swiss system as the Swiss once modeled theirs on the U.S. constitution. It has been working for them, why not try it ourselves? – Dick Young
Commentary by Dick Young on Sunshine Slugfest by W. James Antle, III, The American Spectator
If either Republican in the primary for Florida governor today wins the seat, the state’s top executive position will surely be held by a much more conservative man than Charlie Crist. Bill McCollum and Rick Scott are racing to the right in the race and trying to outmatch each other’s conservative credentials. If either wins, Floridians will have a governor who is willing to work much closer with the state’s overwhelming conservative majorities in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate.
Commentary by E.J. Smith on How States Hide Their Budget Deficits by Steve Malanga, The Wall Street Journal
Who is going to bailout investors if states can’t make good on their “guaranteed” municipal bond payments? As Mr. Malanga points out, New Jersey has so many guarantees written into its constitution that figuring out who gets what could take years in court.
Commentary by Timothy Jones on Political Reversal Down Under by Mary Kissel, The Wall Street Journal
English speaking countries across the world are electing conservative governments after experiments with left leaning politicians running their countries have turned out very poorly. Canada was in the vanguard of the rightward shift among former British colonies. Steven Harper has done amazing things in his time as Canada’s leader. More recently David Cameron and his conservative Tory government came to power in the United Kingdom itself. Cameron has vowed to take the steps necessary to right the ship of state there. Now, after a much shorter stint in power, Australians have rejected progressive politicians in their country, voting to elect the right leaning Liberal Party. While the Liberal Party does not have a governing majority, it will likely create a coalition government to rule. In November, Americans will have the chance to decide about the future of their country. Hopefully they will choose like their English-speaking cousins and vote for freedom.