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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Letting Things Slide

Mark Steyn on the corruption of our national institutions:

Demanding proof of identity at polling stations, requiring address verification for credit-card contributions, getting hung up on foreigners donating to candidates, enforcing deportation orders . . . To raise such footling technicalities as "the law" is racist and so, in a squeamish politically correct culture, we let it slide, even as it corrupts the integrity of the democratic process and the defining act of a free society.
Read it here.

The left and its Democrat patsies [perhaps the better term is "useful idiots"] have launched a decades-long assault on the institutions of a free society. Now they are seeing, in this election cycle, their efforts begin to bear fruit. The change they prattle on about has already happened. Our electoral system has been thoroughly corrupted, as have our institutions of learning and our major media.

One of my favorite stories as a child was "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet. In it a character asks, "Neighbor, how stands the Republic?" to which the reply is, "Rock ribbed and copper sheathed!" That may once have been true. It no longer is. I fear for our republic and for our liberties.