I've been on something of an extended hiatus. That's about to change. The future is at stake. Where do we stand? Well, it's not good:
- A President we have supported through darkest night is content to attack us with the language of our enemies, variously denigrating well-meaning conservatives as actively working against the best interests of the country and, through his despicable surrogates Linda Chavez, Lindsey Graham and Trent Lott (to name just a few), as knuckle-dragging, Mexican-fearing bigots. All of this in return for our simple -- and rather unremarkable -- desire to preserve our nation's sovereign perogatives to enforce its laws and defend its borders.
- We are saddled with an infantile congressional leadership that pays court to the enemies of modernity, spits epithets at our nation's highest ranking military officers and seeks to hasten disaster on a current battlefield.
- We are confronted with Democratic contenders for the Presidency who are, to a person, frightening for their inability -- or unwillingness -- to accept that September 11 and subsequent events were clear declarations of future intent.