The problem of course is that one cannot revoke that which one did not grant. You may stay on your little island and we will of course come rescue you from the Germans as needed (but not the French, they are on their own the next time Fritz comes calling), but if you couldn’t control America when you had the vastly superior army, how do you plan on controlling us with Prince Harry and company?
The letter, of course, was not penned by John Cleese or anyone else famous. That is an urban legend. It started as a short piece by some guy in the UK back in 2000, then grew and spread over the years. You can read about it here, which also contains a couple of great US rebuttals to it.
BTW, our second amendment defines the difference between “citizens,” as in the free and armed American people, and “subjects,” as in dependents of a defunct monarchical empire. Just to get that cleared up.
I hope that I won’t lose all favor with you, Steve, when I declare my distaste for beer of any kind. I have friends in Philadelphia who wanted to try to find a beer that I would like. They came close with Yeungling (sp?). However, they could never do it.
I agree with # 15 of the letter. Let’s stop calling Budweiser and Miller Lite “beer,” and start calling it what it really is, “near-frozen gnat’s urine.”
I agree about Bud and Miller Light, but come on…Samuel Adams and Fat Tire are pretty darn good! And Kansas City has a micro-brew called Boulevard that’s pretty good as well. And what’s up with his diss of Kansas?
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens; Justification, by John Fesko; The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan; Recovering the Reformed Confessions, by Scott Clark; Brief Outline of Theology, by Friedrich Schleiermacher; Principles of Sacred Theology, by Abraham Kuyper
Books I am now reading
Exodus commentaries; Matthew commentaries; Turretin's Institutes of Elenctic Theology; Baker's new history of the church
Books for future reading
Turretin's Institutes; Joseph Caryl on Job, German encyclopedias of theology