- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 26, 2003

La Disneyland

“Europe’s ‘cultural Chernobyl,’ as one French critic called Disneyland Paris, is in meltdown again. Falling attendance, overspending on a new movie-themed park and those cursed terrorists are to blame. This month, it announced it would have trouble repaying its banks and the doomsayers are predicting bankruptcy.

“For those who think Disneyland Paris has never been anything but a Trojan horse pouring toxic American culture over Europe, its woes will be a source of pleasure. French families who happily turn over their euros to visit the moronic Parc Asterix north of Paris, but snobbishly spurn Disney, will be delighted. Shame on them all.

“It is clear by now that France never deserved Disneyland. It has never embraced it. Politicians and intellectuals still hold it up as an exemplar of the debased American culture.”

Philip Delves, writing on “Disney fini? Don’t take the Mickey,” Monday in the London Telegraph

Paroling a terrorist

“On Aug. 20, 2003, two New York parole board commissioners, Vernon C. Manley and Daizzee D. Booey … paroled convicted terrorist Kathy Boudin, who was serving 20 years to life for felony murder and robbery. In 1981, as part of a joint action by the Black Liberation Army and May 19th Communist Organization, Boudin had participated in the hold-up of an armored truck in Nyack, N.Y., a botched robbery that left three dead — security guard Peter Paige and Nyack police officers Waverly Brown and Edward O’Grady. …

“The two black parole commissioners have not explained their rationale for releasing this self-styled revolutionary terrorist, but the transcript of Boudin’s parole hearing strongly suggests that they — agreed that Boudin’s white guilt and desire to help black people absolved her of her crimes. …

“Daizzee Booey sympathetically suggested that Boudin take her experiences and ‘write a book.’ … Booey asked the killer whether she got involved in the robbery because ‘she felt she had not done anything to validate her commitment to civil rights.’ — Boudin only had to reply ‘yes, I do think that’s right’ to tell the commissioner what she wanted to hear. …

“Would the commissioners have been so sympathetic if Boudin had been aiding a group of white criminals? Not likely. In addition to being credulous fools, the two commissioners were evidently racist as well.”

Greg Yardley, writing on “Portrait of a Progressive Terrorist,” Monday in Front Page at www.frontpagemag.com

Alabama justice

“One of the great influences on the Founding Fathers, common law sage William Blackstone, once pointed out that judges do not make laws, they interpret them. No judge has the authority to impose his will on the people of a state, and no judge has the constitutional authority to forbid public officials from acknowledging the same God specifically mentioned in the charter documents of our nation, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

“My decision to disregard the unlawful order of the federal judge was not civil disobedience, but the lawful response of the highest judicial officer of the state to his oath of office. …

“For half a century, the fanciful tailors of revisionist jurisprudence have been working to strip the public sector naked of every vestige of God and morality. They have done so based on fake readings and inconsistent applications of the First Amendment. … They have trotted out before the public using words never mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, like ‘separation of church and state,’ to advocate, not the legitimate jurisdictional separation between the church and state, but the illegitimate separation of God and state.”

Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore, writing on “In God I Trust,” Monday in the Wall Street Journal

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