Democracy in Action

James Webb, a genuine war hero and author of a worthy book (Fields of Fire) draws no interest as a Presidential candidate, but numerous Republicans who have never been anything but parasites and cannot even read, much less write a good book, are considered promising statesmen.

I am told we must be a multicultural country. I must have missed it when we voted on that.

How is it that the owners of big media and their lackeys control public discourse, but nobody ever voted for them? We don’t even know who most of them are.

The federal government takes a big chunk from the income of most of us. Why does it still have to borrow money and pay billions in interest?

Saudi Arabians committed a murderous atrocity against Americans on 9/11. President Bush hurried his Saudi fellow millionaires to safety and invaded Iraq. Is it just me or does something not scan here?

George Bush’s invasion of Iraq violated international law and just war doctrine. It cost the U.S. trillions of dollars and thousands of young lives. It created havoc in a critical part of the world that worsens every day and darkens our future. Many people still think of him as a Christian and a good President.

Bush’s invasion of Iraq made no sense as serving any American purpose. Why did it happen anyway?

Black students are admitted to college though unqualified and even paid to attend. This makes them very unhappy. Go figure?

Sodomy is now officially sanctioned in the U.S. I must have been missing the day we voted on that one too.

Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson

Clyde N. Wilson is the Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and a Contributing Editor to Chronicles. Dr. Wilson is best known as the editor of the 28-volume documentary edition of The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the author or editor of a dozen other books—including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture—and has published over 700 articles, essays, and reviews. He is also the co-owner of Shotwell Publishing.

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