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A Retort to Ann Coulter

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You can stop reading Ann Coulter's book when you reach this statement:
"Environmentalists' energy plan is
  the repudiation of America [sic] and
  Christian destiny, which is Jet Skis,
  steak on the electric grill, hot showers,
  and night skiing." (p.7)

Ms. Coulter confuses her own, and the elitist radical right's, chauvinism for American destiny and Christian privilege.
American destiny has as a concept two distinct aspects: 
for the individual there is the American dream;
for the nation there is the Christian heritage
       that results from our Christian roots.
Both aspects of this concept have been deeply and dangerously eroded.  This erosion has been more a result of the egotism of the radical right than of anything liberalism has done or failed to do.
However, egotism cuts across the entire political spectrum and is responsible for what passes as a cultural elite -- the coulter, o'reilly, reagan, kennedy prism through which we are all forced to view the world.
It is not difficult to lump the patron saint of liberalism in with the apostate icons of the radical right for the kennedys enjoy "Jet Skis, steak on the electric grill, hot showers, and night skiing" as much as does Ms. Coulter.
In fact, Ms. Coulter and Teddy Kennedy have been on the slopes together -- the slippery slopes of irresponsible ramblings.

Ms. Couter's flagrant abuse of the Christian religion is what many would call "false values."
She never subscribes to the fundamental message of the Christian faith:
Love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart,
mind and soul;
and thy neighbor as thyself.
Ms. Coulter's view is:
Above all else,
love thyself.
Her view results in loud obnoxious rantings of the sort put forth by Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and their ilk that are anything but principled and respectful.
Ms. Coulter has succeeded in writing the sort of screed that puts in book form the tactics of the right to lifers -- slam the phone in your ear, shout you down, get in your face in an extreme show of verbal force, and ultimately shoot you and burn your clinic because they cannot rationally discuss a scientific phenomenon like when does a fetus become a baby.
Just getting warmed up myself!!!