American Consequences - February 2019


Re: Our Newest Readers Weigh In I feel your reporting has been exceptional and keep up the great work. – John R. P.J. O’Rourke comment: John, you can help! If you like what we’re doing, pass the news – and the free American Consequences subscription – to your friends. Just keep me laughing gang, while we wait for the DebtBomb charade to blow. – David E. P.J. O’Rourke comment: David, we might as well go to the poorhouse with smiles on our faces. Re: Your publication... P.J. O’Rourke comment: Although, Andrew, you seem to take issue with that. But as Mark Twain said, “The secret source of laughter is not joy but sorrow.” Re: Our January ‘Trade’ Issue Thank you for working to educate the ones who seem to be aware that something is really wrong with the direction our country was taking until Trump was elected. Appreciate your writing style. – Ralph S. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Thanks, Ralph. Although we aim to spread our message of “individual liberty, individual dignity, and individual responsibility” to everyone – no matter how they voted in 2016... or 2018. It turns out life is serious business. – AndrewR.

With all the ranting and raving coming from liberals, I sometimes start questioning my sanity. I wonder if I can really be that wrong. I look forward to American Consequences , just so I don’t feel so alone. It is nice to know other people are wrong too. – Gene L. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Gene, I’ve been known to be among them myself! But, if you don’t like rants and raves and do like people trying their best to think clearly, you’ll never be lonely sticking with us. Re: The Real Meaning of Trade Who in their right mind would actually read a draft copy of The Wealth of Nations ??? – Cameron B. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Ummm... For my sins, Cameron, and in order to write my book On The Wealth of Nations , I read almost everything Smith wrote, except a few essays about astronomy. But I wasn’t quite crazy enough to read his rough drafts. That passage appeared in a footnote to Smith’s complete works, published by Liberty Press. Re: Free Trade: A Basic Human Right OK, I’m getting REALLY tired of reading, in practically every news item, how bad Trump is. Can’t you people just give me facts without inserting your damned political opinions? – Richard B.


February 2019

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