February 8, 2024

Reader Comments

Observations on the week’s analysis and commentary.

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Re: A ‘Border’ Bill Doomed to Failure

“Mark Levin said that he’d read the entire bill and there is nothing good in it. Langford is done. Never serve up a plate of manure and call it filet mignon.” —Minnesota

“If only the authors of our Constitution had thought ahead enough to realize that it was necessary to put in a clause mandating that every bill must concern one, and only one, topic. Border funding? Sure — but nothing else in the bill. Funding to help out Israel? Fine — but nothing else in the bill. Want to give Ukraine some help? Sure — but nothing else in the bill. It would also have been a good idea to set a maximum page limit, perhaps with specific exceptions. If most laws were limited to, say, one double-spaced page, no one in Congress would have any excuse to fail to read the thing before they decided how they were going to vote. Heck, they could pass dozens of bills in one day instead of a single, unread, 400-page behemoth.” —Florida

“The games that these political hacks are playing with our national sovereignty and our economic security are beyond reproach and extremely dangerous. They need to stop NOW! Blame for the divisiveness, pathological lying, and finger-pointing can no longer be tolerated, and every member of Congress, along with the totally incompetent administration, is guilty as charged! Pass a pure border bill without all the other strings attached. Better yet, Biden can simply be a man, admit his mistakes, and reverse his executive orders that he foolishly issued before his first nap in the White House. The citizenry is growing tired of Washington’s corruption and ineffectiveness. Sooner or later, we all could be past the point of no return, so don’t push us!” —Kansas

“The ‘Bipartisan Border Deal,’ which is neither bipartisan nor a deal for the American public, sounds just like the crap Democrats have shoved down our throats over the last three years. Does ‘Build Back Better’ or the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ sound familiar? Republicans are tired of getting railroaded by these failed Democrat policies. If Joe is so insistent that he needs a bill done to perform his duties, why didn’t the Democrats do that during the first two years of his term when they had both the House and Senate? Sounds fishy to me! Use your authority and sign the following executive order: ‘I hereby reverse all EOs I signed upon entering office that affect the border.’ SOLVED in one statement!” —Illinois

Re: Trump Is Not Immune

“Jack Smith’s case against Donald Trump is laughable for multiple reasons, not the least of which is that there’s been no official determination that January 6 even was an ‘insurrection.’ Read Section 5 of the 14th Amendment: Congress — not podcasts, not CNN, not a special prosecutor, not the Democrat Party — makes that determination, passing ‘appropriate legislation’ to disqualify anyone from office due to insurrection. But even though, as the cliche goes, you can indict a ham sandwich (especially a Republican ham sandwich, and most particularly in DC), the Left shouldn’t celebrate the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Trump’s presidential immunity ended with his presidency. That precedent may come back to bite Joe Biden some day…” —Georgia

Re: In Brief: Israel’s Untold Gaza Progress

“Israel watched as an enemy, right in front of its nose, amassed and trained an army for a coordinated attack, just as the Western democracies watched Nazi Germany defy the Versaille Treaty. Guess who paid to clean up the mess in Europe in 1945. And guess who will pay to clean up the 2024 mess in the Middle East. Guess who will pay to clean up the mess that is Ukraine, a corrupt country if ever there was one. Now, because we have been sucked in by the One Worlders, we have lost our ability to recognize that we indeed are the last bastion for freedom and must elect leaders on something other than fuzz and forget skin color and pronouns and protected classes and beef up for the long haul. So be it.” —Ohio

Re: Deepfake Porn Exploitation

“AI-generated images are akin to airbrushed centerfolds and paintings of ‘ladies’ of preceding generations. The problem is as old as cave drawings. This action feeds one of man’s most profound self-actualizing needs: to be trustworthy. The view of her vulnerable intimacy communicates trust. She must refuse exploitation and demand honor and integrity. He must merit her trust: provide and protect. Pornography, prostitution, adultery, fornication, abortion, LGBTQIA+, and transgenderism replace enduring intimate trust with a façade that may offer a brief respite but always risks destruction, never satisfies, and always destroys the family.” —Missouri

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