The Corner

Rain of Terror

I would like to second Dennis Prager’s embarrassment at the cancellation of GOP Day One due to a little light drizzle. The symbolism is wretched: Digging America out of its multi-trillion-dollar hole requires boldness and bravery, not a compliant safety-first mentality that shuts down the town on the first drop of rain.

I live in a part of the United States where Mother Nature spends six months of the year trying to throttle the life out of you, and I reckon half the “severe” weather advisories issued by the National Weather Service for my neck of the woods are preposterous. No dictator will ever need to declare martial law in America. All he’ll need to do is issue a “severe weather advisory” and everyone will stay indoors until they’re told it’s safe to come out.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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